Magic is in the air! Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, the newest adventure in the Wizarding World™ created by J.K. Rowling, has officially premiered on Wednesday, June 1 on HBO GO. In addition, the exciting documentary Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History, which sees Stephen Fry exploring the inspirations behind some of the Wizarding World’s magical creatures, also debuted on the streaming site on the same day.
In Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore was directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling & Steve Kloves, based upon a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film was produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram and Tim Lewis. Neil Blair, Danny Cohen, Josh Berger, Courtenay Valenti and Michael Sharp served as executive producers.
Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History
Unfurl all sorts of mysteries around fantastic beasts and real-life creatures across history that you may not believe could exist in the upcoming new documentary Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History. Join Stephen Fry as he embarks on an incredible journey to discover the stories behind some of the world’s most fantastic beasts. With the help of scientists, historians, writers and filmmakers, Stephen finds out why the world of magical animals is more popular today than ever before.
Whether digging for dragons, meeting distant relatives of the unicorn or swimming with an unlikely inspiration for mermaids, Stephen uncovers the secrets behind some of our best-loved mythical creatures, and reveals real-life beasts – from rhinos to narwhals, vervet monkeys to manatees – that have inspired some of the greatest legends in history, storytelling, and film.
Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History is narrated by Stephen Fry and directed by Chris Chapman and Adam White. Victoria Bobin serves as producer and Alice Keens Soper is executive producer of the one-hour documentary.
Stream or download Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore and Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History from June 1 on HBO GO.
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