Syfy officially greenlights pilot for Lev Grossman’s book, The Magicians.
I’ll admit that I still haven’t read Lev Grossman’s The Magicians. I downloaded it to my Kindle some time ago, but I’m really behind on my reading. However, I guess I’m going to have to get to it as Syfy announced today that it’s greenlit a pilot for a fantasy series about the novel.
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. It will follow a group of 20-somethings who find out that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is actually real. Not only that, but it poses a serious threat to humanity.
Dave, Howe, President of 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.”
Hopefully, it will get more seasons than Syfy’s The Dresden Files, which was based on the Jim Butcher novels about wizard Harry Dresden. Syfy only gave it one season before dropping it.