BBC are making a new Harry Potter-themed nature documentary
I solemnly swear that this will be good. Lots of fantastic beasts for Harry Potter fans to enjoy.
Over the Christmas season, Sky Movies decided to have a 24/7 Harry Potter marathon on one of their channels but as fans of the franchise will know, the adventures of The Boy Who Lived aren't just for Christmas, they're for the whole year.
Well, the worlds of magic and nature will combine because BBC One have announced a new documentary, Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History.
Produced in partnership with Warner Bros. and London’s Natural History Museum, the documentary will be presented by the beloved muggle, Stephen Fry.
The synopsis states that the documentary "will explore the origins and stories of mythical creatures and the fantastical beasts from J.K. Rowling’s stories and explore their history and connections with animals roaming the planet today."
Here's hoping that Buckbeak doesn't kick Stephen Fry during the feature!
The spellbinding documentary will take viewers on a journey from the hidden corridors of London's Natural History Museum to the frozen steppes of Siberia and secret caves of Madagascar.
From centaurs to Nifflers, birds of paradise to the Phoenix, 11,000 year-old woolly rhinos to the Erumpent and giant squid to the Zouwu, the gripping stories and surprising science behind specimens in the Natural History Museum is a global journey of discovery drawing parallels between the real world and the fabulous worlds of mythology and literature - including elements which will be immediately recognisable to fans of the Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter film series.
The documentary will also feature the Natural History Museum’s exhibition, titled Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder Of Nature.
The exhibition, set to open in Spring 2020, combines film, television, literature and science and is the Museum’s most ambitious exhibition to date.
Aside from this, Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History will dive deep into the secrets, marvellous wonders and surprising truths behind a host of fantastic beasts, both real and imagined.
Speaking about the documentary, Stephen Fry said: “I could not be more delighted to be a part of this magnificent opportunity for us Muggles to show the wizarding world that the fantastic beasts in our world are more than a match for theirs.
"Joining forces with the combined powers of the fabulous BBC, its legendary Natural History Unit and the magical Natural History Museum we hope to be able to bring you closer than you’ve ever been to some of the most spectacular and extraordinary creatures ever seen.”
At present, no premiere date has been announced but if you love the world of Harry Potter and nature documentaries, expecto fun.