First announced in April, "The Magicians" is moving forward at Syfy. The network announced today that it has greenlit a pilot based on Lev Grossman's best-selling fantasy book series.
The one-hour drama follows 20-somethings who, while studying magic in New York, discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real and possesses a grave danger to humanity.
In making the announcement, Dave Howe, President, Syfy, said: "Lev Grossman's dazzling blend of magic and realism will capture the imagination of a new generation of viewers and further strengthen Syfy's ownership of premium quality sci-fi fantasy drama."
From Universal Cable Productions, the pilot script was written by John McNamara ("Prime Suspect") and Sera Gamble ("Supernatural"). Michael London (Milk) and Janice Williams (All Good Girls) are set to produce.