The powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald escapes from MACUSA's (Magical Congress of the United States of America) custody and sets about gathering followers. Grindelwald plans to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. To stop Grindelwald's plan, Albus Dumbledore joins forces with his former student Newt Scamander to take the Dark wizard down. Newt agrees, unaware of the danger that lies ahead. The wizarding world becomes increasingly divided as love and loyalty among friends and family are tested.