It’s been just four years since we last visited J.K. Rowling’s magical world on the big screen, but it feels like much longer. And while this trailer for the prequel series Fantastic Beasts doesn’t have much to it, it’s a first glimpse at what it’s going to be like being back in this world—just with American accents.
There’s not much to it other than a brief rundown of what to expect—Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne)’s suitcase full of dangerous magical creatures has had a minor leakage, and now he’s got to hunt down the escapees across 1920s New York—but it certainly is exciting and strange to be returning to the land of all things Potter. Even if it’s not quite as familiar as it was before. Seriously, all those American accents! It is a little strange at first after years of incredibly British magic shenanigans.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theatres November 2016.