Ready your pens and calendars! Syfy’s upcoming fantasy series The Magicians now has a premiere date.
The one-hour drama, based upon Lev Grossman’s best-selling books, will debut on the network on with a special two episode premiere beginning on Monday, January 25 at 9/8c.
The series stars Jason Ralph (A Most Violent Year, Aquarius) as Quentin Coldwater, a brilliant grad student who enrolls in Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. The story follows he and his 20-something friends as they soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real – and poses grave danger to humanity.
Stella Maeve (Chicago P.D.), Hale Appleman (Teeth), Arjun Gupta (Nurse Jackie) and Summer Bishil (Towelhead, Lucky 7) also star in the series.
Here’s a sneak peek of the show’s first episode, “Unauthorized Magic”:
In the season premiere, titled “Unauthorized Magic,” Quentin Coldwater – a brilliant, but depressed college student from Brooklyn, NY – learns that magic is real when he is offered admission at Brakebills University, an exclusive graduate school for magicians. Once ensconced in school, he quickly discovers, firsthand, the darker and terrifying side of magic.
The drama continues at 10/9c, in “The Source of Magic,” where the Brakebills students struggle to deal with the aftermath of a catastrophe that befalls the university.
The Magicians heads to Syfy on January 25 at 9/8c.
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