The trilogy is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter saga, and revolves around a Magizoologist named Scamander. The storyline takes place decades before Harry Potter and his pals arrived at Hogwarts.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 54-page reproduction of the fictional Magizoology textbook from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry written by Newton Artemis Fido 'Newt' Scamander, and is required reading for first-year students.
Author J.K. Rowling claims the movie wouldn't have happened without Kevin Tsujihara.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them does not yet have a production start date, and its unclear when the first film will be in theaters.