Adaptation Watch: Lev Grossman’s THE MAGICIANS Coming to the SyFy Channel

Deadline is reporting that the Syfy channel is developing a series based on Lev Grossman’s 2009 fantasy novel The Magicians.

Elevator-pitched as “Harry Potter for grown-ups”, The Magicians is a novel about a teenager named Quentin Coldwater who discovers that the magical world he’s discovered in books is actually real when he becomes enrolled in an exclusive college for magicians in upstate New York. Quentin learns that magic is not all it’s cracked up to be, but it does prepare him and his friends for an adventure upon graduation…one that’s both thrilling and dangerous.

The Magicians is the first book in a trilogy; it was followed by The Magician King (2011) and The Magician’s Land (coming in August 2014).

SyFy recently put the television adaptation of The Magicians into development. ASsociated with the production are Sera Gamble (former showrunner for Supernatural), John McNamara, and producer Michael London. Gamble and McNamara will write the script.

I Wanna Be a Magician” is a song that the band Fiction recorded for The Great Magician King Song Contest, a contest based on the novel The Magicians by Lev Grossman.
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