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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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Hey, Presto! Jason Ralph and Sosie Bacon To Star In Syfy’s The Magicians!

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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Ralph, who recurs in upcoming crime series Aquarius, will play Quentin Coldwater, ‘a brilliant, withdrawn yet strangely compelling young man who feels like an outsider among his accomplished peers.’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.

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Syfy Greenlights The Magicians Pilot!

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Syfy is attempting something that one of the Big Four couldn’t do – adapt Lev Grossman’s best selling fantasy The Magicians for TV. Prime Suspect’s John McNamara will write the script with Supernatural’s Sera Gamble.

The one-hour drama series would follow a group of twentysomethings who, while studying magic in New York City, discover that the imaginary world they read about as kids is real – and poses a danger to our world.For more details, follow the jump.

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Busy Syfy Developing Tons of Cool Novels, Graphic Novels for TV–Plus, Sharknado 3!

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Syfy has been snatching up all kinds of cool stuff to adapt for television: Frank Miller’s sci-fi miniseries, Ronin; Jonathan Hickman’s military SF/time travel graphic novel, Pax Roman; Robert Kirkman’s clone/conspiracy thriller, Clone; and Lev Grossman’s fantasy novels series, The Magicians. Also, the previously mentioned Letter 44.

Plus (under the category of retread/WHY?) Sharknado 3. For details on all of the above, check out the press releases following the jump.

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