A NATURAL HISTORY
Stephen Fry, who famously narrated the UK Harry Potter audiobooks, embarks on a fantastical journey across the world in this HBO Max and BBC One special, entitled Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History.
In a unique collaboration with the BBC Natural History Unit, the Natural History Museum (who hosted the exhibition, Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature) and Warner Bros., expect this documentary to unfurl all sorts of mysteries around fantastic beasts and real-life creatures across history that you may not believe could possibly exist. Delve into the mythological, including dragons, mermaids and unicorns – alongside examinations of natural world beasts that continue to inspire us, such as vervet monkeys, narwhals and manatees.
Stephen travels far and wide to learn about such animals, chatting to experts about dinosaurs in Utah and travelling to Loch Ness in Scotland. Along the way, Stephen chats to the Wizarding World’s creator, J.K. Rowling, to discuss the inspirations behind the creatures we meet in Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, while also meeting with visual effects supervisor Christian Manz, who has lent his talents to several Wizarding World movies, bringing countless magical creations to life.