On Tuesday morning the first announcement trailer for the highly-anticipated Harry Potter prequel "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" went live. The film will mark fans' first foray into J.K. Rowling's wizarding world since 2011's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2".
The nearly two-minute-long trailer for "Fantastic Beasts" showed Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne as protagonist Newt Scamander, a "magizoologist" who finds himself unexpectedly stuck in New York after the escape of some of his "fantastic beasts."
The film, based on the wildly popular Harry Potter series and its spin-off books, marks Rowling's screenwriting debut. In her books Scamander is named as the author of the textbook which gives the movie its name.
The film is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters in November 2016.
Along with Redmayne, the movie also stars Katherine Waterson, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Carmen Ejogo, Jenn Murray, Faith Wood-Blagroove and Colin Ferrell.