“Fantastic Beasts” Turned Into BBC Special

The BBC has given a greenlight to “Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History,” a new BBC special that will explore the origins and stories of the mythical creatures that populate J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts” franchise.

The series, to be produced by both the BBC’s Natural History Unit and Warner Bros Entertainment U.K., will work with London’s iconic Natural History Museum which will soon open the exhibit “Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder Of Nature” which explores the creatures from the “Harry Potter” universe and their connections with exotic animals roaming the planet today.

Footage from the BBC Natural History Unit’s archive and scenes from the “Fantastic Beasts” films will be used to show how closely real-world animals, mythological creatures and Wizarding World beasts are intertwined. Stephen Fry, who narrated the “Harry Potter” audiobooks, will host the special.

Source: Variety