Jurassic World Raptors
The raptors in Jurassic World. Universal Pictures

The first trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will be released on Thursday (30 November), it has been confirmed. Offering a first significant look at the anticipated sequel, the trailer will debut on US network NBC.

A short video announcement (embedded below) offers very little save for the date of the trailer, the film's logo - which was revealed earlier this year - and a snippet of the soundtrack. Some embers also float across the screen, perhaps hinting at a rumoured plot point.

For audiences in the UK the trailer will be released in the early hours of Friday.

The trailer follows a short clip released last week for Thanksgiving, which showed Chris Pratt's Owen Grady bonding with a baby velociraptor.

Fallen Kingdom is the follow-up to 2015's soft-reboot of the beloved series, which proved an enormous hit at the box office. Raking in more than $1.6bn, it became the third highest-grossing film of all time before Star Wars: The Force Awakens overtook it.

The new film will see Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprise their roles as former employees of the Jurassic World theme park that was torn apart after a genetically-engineered dinosaur called Indominus Rex escaped and ran amok.

Director J.A. Bayona - best known for The Impossible and A Monster Calls - is running the show, replacing Colin Trevorrow, who did return to produce and write the script alongside regular writing partner Derek Connolly.

Plot details have been kept under wraps for Fallen Kingdom, but Thursday's trailer should offer some insight into what to expect. Jurassic World set up a wider world of dinosaur-engineering, with rival companies and an interest in creating dinosaurs for use in the military. These are likely areas the sequel will explore.

Leaks from the set have suggested some potential plot points as well. A number of dinosaurs have been pictured in cages of various size, leading many to speculate that the film will depict an operation to remove dinosaurs from the abandoned theme park on Isla Nublar.

Other, slightly more outlandish plot theories have speculated that the dormant volcano under the island will erupt, spurring the rescue attempt and moving the series on from the two islands where the previous four entries have taken place.

This could be what the embers in the trailer are reference to.

In October 2016, Bayona said of the film: "It takes the story where it has never been before. To me, it surprised me. We are going to places where the saga has never been before, and at the same time we are paying tribute to the franchise.

"We will take it a step further. There are things that will happen that people are not expecting and they really are shocking."

Alongside Pratt and Howard, Jeff Goldblum is set to play the iconic Ian Malcolm again in what's expected to be a small role. BD Wong will also reprise his whole as genetic scientist Henry Wu.

Newcomers include Toby Jones, James Cromwell and Rafe Spall.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is set to release on 8 June 2018.