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Magically Modern Trailer: The Magicians!

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Syfy’s The Magicians, based on Lev Grossman’s The Magicians Trilogy, has released a pretty cool trailer.

Set in the present, the story follows Quentin Coldwater who discovers and enrolls in the secret Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy in upstate New York.

Check out that pretty cool trailer after the jump. Season one of The Magicians goes into production in Vancouver in July.

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Spielberg, Amblin Television Bring Brave New World To Syfy!

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The last time Steven Spielberg, Amblin Television and Syfy collaborated on a project it was for the Emmy-winning miniseries Taken.

Now they are working on an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s classic novel, Brave New World – to be written by Les Bohem – who wrote Taken – penning the script.

Set in a seeming utopian world where there is no war, disease or poverty, Brave New World posits a system where those who do not conform are sent to ‘reservations’ while those who do are rewarded with mind-bending drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism. Then it ask if the price paid for this utopia is too high.

For further details, follow the jump.

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Abracadabra! The Magicians Ordered By Syfy!

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Syfy has announced a big one. The network has greenlit The Magicians, a modern epic fantasy based on the trilogy of novels by Lev Grossman.

The series stars Jason Ralph (above) as Quentin Coldwater, a graduate student who enrolls in  Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy and, along with his classmates, discovers the magic they’re talking about – the magic they’d read about as children – is real.

John McNamara and Sera Gamble, who wrote the pilot, will executive produce. The Magicians begins filming in July. For more, follow the jump.

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Syfy Summer: Three New, Three Returning, Sharknado 3!

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Syfy has announced its Summer 2015 schedule and its a fairly even mix and new and returning shows plus The Son of the Return of the Monster Magnet yet another Sharknado epic.

The new shows include: Dark Matter, from Stargate veterans Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie; Killjoys, from the creator of Lost Girl and the producers of Orphan Black, and Geeks Who Drink, based on the nationwide pub trivia contest and hosted by Zachary Levi.

Returning shows include: Defiance, Dominion and Face Off. Follow the jump for series details and premiere dates.

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Damon & Affleck’s Pearl Street Films To Produce Incorporated Pilot For Syfy!

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Pearl Street Films, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s production company will be producing the pilot for Incorporated. The potential Syfy series would follow executive Ben Larson, who must change his identity to infiltrate the cutthroat world of corporate culture to save the woman he loves.

The series was created by  David and Alex Pastor (Selfless, The Last Days) who will also direct the pilot. For further details, follow the jump.

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Bounteous Trailer: Killjoys!

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Keeping the peace keeps them in business. Who are they? They are Killjoys – interstellar bounty hunters. For them, ‘The warrant is all.’

They will do anything to bring in their prey – in the requested condition (if possible).

Killjoys is the sci-fi series from Syfy and Space (Canada’s sci-fi network), the creator of Lost Girl, Michelle Lovretta, and the producers of Orphan Black. Killjoys premieres on Friday, June 19th at 9/8C. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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No Monkeying Around Here – Syfy Orders Second Season of 12 Monkeys!

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Syfy’s adaptation of the Terry Gilliam film 12 Monkeys has succeeded in earning a second season. The network announced today that it has ordered a second season to air in 2016.

For more, follow the jump.

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Epic Mythological Series Olympus Leads Syfy’s Spring 2015 Schedule!

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Olympus, the tale of  brave men and women who banished the gods of Olympus to the Underworld/Hades, is the big spring series for Syfy. The 13-episode series premies on Thursday, April 2nd (10/9C).

Also on Syfy this spring: Haunting: Australia (March 24th), the final season of Lost Girl (April 17th), the second season of Bitten (April 17th), and the original movie, Lake Placid vs. Anaconda.

For times and season synopses, follow the jump.

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Sharknado 3 To Wreak Havok At Universal Orlando Resort!

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Floridians are about to experience a Sharknado! Syfy’s Sharknado 3 will shoot key scenes at Universal Orlando Resort.

This time out, the Sharknado will wreak mass destruction in Washington, D.C. before ‘roaring down the Eastern Seaboard and into Florida.’

Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Cassie Scerbo star in Sharknado 3, which is set to premiere in July. For further details, follow the jump.

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