‘Fantastic Beasts’ And Where To Find Hagrid: A Wizarding World Refresher

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes place in J.K Rowling’s wizarding world, but it’s set in an as-yet-undiscovered corner of that world for most Harry Potter fans. That doesn’t mean it’s entirely unfamiliar territory, however. The film, which premieres this weekend and kicks off a proposed pentalogy, is an extension of the author’s hit book series, a series that launched a hit movie franchise. Whether you’re a fan who’s only watched the movies, just read the seven books, or will take your first trip to the wizarding world with Fantastic Beasts, here’s a helpful guide to read before going to the theater.