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Here's our first look at Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Susana Polo is an entertainment editor at Polygon, specializing in pop culture and genre fare, with a primary expertise in comic books. Previously, she founded The Mary Sue.

Entertainment Weekly's latest cover gives salivating Potterheads everywhere their first look at the franchise's new prequel trilogy. The first film is called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and is J.K. Rowling's first screenwriting gig.

Based on a slim companion volume to the Harry Potter series of the same name, Fantastic Beasts will follow Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), the world's foremost magical zoologist. The action of the film will take place in the early 1900s and — for the first time in the franchise's history — will reveal the state of wizardry in America.

As Entertainment Weekly makes sure to point out, their cover depicts Scamander standing "in the entrance of the majestic art deco-influenced Magical Congress of the United States of America (or MACUSA), which is the American version of the Ministry of Magic that's housed inside the Woolworth Building."

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