Lev Grossman’s The Magicians Picked Up By SyFy Channel

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Best-selling author (and Electric Literature board member!) Lev Grossman is going to have his work hit the small screen. According to Deadline, the SyFy channel just picked up his popular Magicians trilogy for a 12-episode series. John McNamara (Prime Suspect) and Sera Gamble (Supernatural) wrote the pilot script and will also act as showrunners. The show will star Jason Ralph along with Stella Maeve, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, and Summer Bishil.

Sometimes called Harry Potter for adults — although much of it actually homages/parodies Narnia — The Magicians trilogy follows a group of twenty-something wizards who enroll in a magician’s school in upstate New York called Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy.

SyFy president Dave Howe said:

The Magicians pilot beautifully delivers a world filled with wonder, fantasy and intrigue. We can’t wait to delve deeper into the lives of Quentin and his college friends, as they struggle with the enormity of their burgeoning powers — and unleash them upon the world.

Congrats Lev!

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