A BBC series will explore the origins and stories of the mythical creatures from the book J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts” will present imaginary links with the animals that populate the planet today, writes Variety.
Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History received the green light from the BBC and British television reached an agreement with Warner Bros., the studio that produced the Fantastic Beasts films. Together they work with the Natural History Museum in London, which is preparing – for its turn – an exhibition called ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder Of Nature’, which will use creatures from the Harry Potter universe to shed light on incredible animals in real life.
Stephen Fry is the one who will present the episodes. The British actor is familiar with the magical world described by J.K. Rowling, he is the narrator of the Harry Potter audiobooks.
The series’ producers have stated that the episodes will be dedicated to the mythical and real creatures, from centaurs to Niffleri (creatures with black fur, duck-like beak, attracted by shiny objects. In the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a Niffler beats them by Newt Scamander – played by Eddie Redmayne – when he breaks a jewelry store), from Paradise Bird to Phoenix Bird, from rhinos to Erumpent (rhino-like fantasy creature, which Newt will try in his first Fantastic Beast movie – convinces him to go back into the magic suitcase, and this will be done by performing a dance … pairing), from huge squid to Zouwu (a fantastic cat, the size of an elephant)