While the Harry Potter franchise may have allowed audiences to escape into a magical world full of witches, wizards, and all sorts of magical creatures, the one thing the film was missing was an uppity New York setting — though that should be rectified with the American-set spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 2016.
Thankfully, SyFy’s new series The Magicians, an adaptation of Lev Grossman‘s bestselling fantasy novel of the same name (the first in a trilogy), delivers on what was lacking in the Harry Potter franchise. It tells the story of Quentin Coldwater, a brilliant grad student who enrolls in Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic.
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Just earlier this month, SyFy gave a greenlight for a TV series adaptation of Lev Grossman’s fantasy trilogy The Magicians. As of now, 12 episodes have been ordered for the first season, set to premiere in 2016. And now fans of the books can get a sneak peek at what it will look like on the small screen as the first trailer for the series debuted on SyFy. Honestly, it looks surprisingly good. Watch The Magicians trailer after the jump! Read More »
The Harry Potter franchise has been over for a few years now. While there’s a spin-off adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on the way, fantasy fans may be in need of new magic sometime soon. SyFy might have the supply, as the network just announced a greenlight for The Magicians TV series. The show will be based on the first book in Lev Grossman’s fantasy trilogy, which just came to a close at the end of last summer. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2011 by Angie Han
Keeping with the trend of contemporary fantasy series, a la ABC’s Once Upon a Time and NBC’s Grimm, Fox has given a script order to an hourlong drama based on Lev Grossman‘s novel The Magicians. X-Men: First Class co-writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz have been tapped to write, with Michael London (Milk), Shawn Levy (Real Steel), and Michael Adelstein producing. The “Harry Potter for grown-ups” show will center around a group of 20-somethings in New York City who are studying magic. More details after the jump.
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