Syfy has given the thumbs up to a new pilot called The Magicians, an adaptation of Lev Grossman’s best-selling fantasy book series which has been published in 22 countries.
The one-hour drama follows 20-somethings who, while studying magic in New York, discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real and poses a grave danger to humanity.
In making the announcement, Dave Howe, President, Syfy, said: “Lev Grossman’s dazzling blend of magic and realism will capture the imagination of a new generation of viewers and further strengthen Syfy’s ownership of premium quality sci-fi fantasy drama.”
The pilot script was written by John McNamara (Prime Suspect) and Sera Gamble (Supernatural). Michael London (Milk) and Janice Williams (All Good Girls) are set to produce.
Seeing as how the network’s strategy is to create bold and distinctive sci-fi fantasy drama, it seems that the new pilot should be a great fit!
Do you plan on tuning in to The Magicians when it airs?
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