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Go behind the scenes of Potter prequel 'Fantastic Beasts'

Get a special look at the upcoming "Harry Potter" prequel in this new featurette starring director David Yates, Eddie Redmayne and the rest of the cast from the film.

"Harry Potter" fans wanting to return to J.K. Rowling's wonderful world of wizards will have their chance with "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," due to hit this November. But for some, waiting for more footage of the "Harry Potter" prequel has felt like a stay in the wizard prison of Azkaban.

It's been since December, after all, since we first saw actor Eddie Redmayne wave a wand as his character Newton Artemis Fido "Newt" Scamander -- the famous wizarding naturalist and magizoologist -- in the first trailer.

Thankfully, Warner Bros. Pictures gave another look Saturday inside the supernatural setting of 1920s-era New York with Scamander as he chases down creatures that accidentally escape his briefcase. Joining Redmayne in this new featurette are actors Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Carmen Ejogo, Jenn Murray, Faith Wood-Blagrove and Colin Farrell.

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling wrote the screenplay for the movie, and veteran Potter movie director David Yates returns to helm.

"It's her magical universe but transposed to New York in 1926," Yates says in the video. "It's incredibly exciting." It's J.K. Rowling's first screenplay.

The newest wizarding schools revealed by author J.K. Rowling can be found on this map.


In the new footage we see not only Redmayne as Scamander but also the three other central characters, including Sudol as Queenie Goldstein, Waterston as her sister Tina Goldstein and Fogler as the Muggle. We also get glimpses of Carmen Ejogo in costume as Seraphina and Colin Farrell as Percival Graves.

"It's like imagination taken to the extreme," Redmayne says while in costume wearing a Hufflepuff scarf.

To celebrate the newest footage from "Fantastic Beasts," Rowling also revealed on the official Pottermore website the locations of many more schools of witchcraft and wizardry with a new map -- bringing the current total to 11 educational institutions registered with the International Confederation of Wizards.

The new schools include Ilvermorny in the American East Coast; Mahoutokoro on the volcanic island of Minami Iwo Jima in Japan; Uagadou in an unspecified location in Africa; and Castelobruxo located in a golden temple in the Brazilian rainforest.

Fingers crossed we'll soon be seeing them on the big screen in future movies from Rowling.