Syfy, in a twist, has pulled a couple of budding stars out of a hat with its announcement today that Jason Ralph and Sosie Bacon (pictured) have been cast as the leads in the network’s adaptation of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians.
Ralph, who recurs in upcoming crime series Aquarius, will play Quentin Coldwater, ‘a brilliant, withdrawn yet strangely compelling young man who feels like an outsider among his accomplished peers.’
Bacon will play Alice, ‘an intensely shy and delicately lovely young woman. Born of a magical but neglectful family, Alice is an outcast among her fellow students at Brakebills, but nonetheless emerges as the most brilliant magical practitioner in her class.’
The Magicians began production in New Orleans yesterday. For more, follow the jump.
Available on DVD from Warner Home Video beginning June 29th, 2010
Darn that Kyra Sedgwick, she looks good even wearing yellow crime scene tape!
It seems like season five of The Closer had just begun airing on TNT, but it was actually over a year ago with the first episode Products of Discovery premiering on June 8th, 2009. Guess time flies when your LA’s top Deputy Chief of police, solving crimes and in your spare time learning to deal with a teenager!
Looking over the synopsis for The Closer: The Complete Fifth Season from the DVD release home page, tells us that at work, L.A. Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) is a woman in charge. But at home…well, that’s another story. As a cop, Brenda takes on everything from a corpse that comes COD to a serial killer to Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell), an internal affairs officer as tough as she is. As a civilian, Brenda loses one family member aka her beloved cat and gains another: her surly niece Charlie. Brenda can outsmart, outmaneuver and out a killer. But handling a teenager is another matter.