Syfy has unveiled the first trailer for “The Magicians,” its upcoming TV series adaptation of Lev Grossman’s novel trilogy of the same name. The story follows an introverted young man who attends a secretive college of magic in New York, but unlike “Harry Potter” it deals with the usual coming-of-age college age tropes including friendships, sex, love, depression and so forth.
Syfy has already picked up the show to series following the production of a pilot directed by “Another Earth” helmer Mike Cahill. The characters appear to have been aged a few years upward as well for the twelve-episode first season which premieres sometime next year. Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Arjun Gupta, Hale Appleman, Summer Bishil and Sosie Bacon star.