October 7th, 2011
05:03 PM ET
Deadline reports that Fox has a magical new series up its sleeve. The network is bringing Lev Grossman's best-selling fantasy novel “The Magicians” to TV.
Described as “Harry Potter for adults” by the New York Times, the book follows magical 20-somethings living in New York City.
The story’s protagonist Quentin Coldwater enters a portal to Brakebills College, where he’s taught magic. Upon his return home, he's forced to deal with adult issues in the boring mortal world. Like most young magicians, Quentin must eventually fight an evil force.
The hour-long drama will be written by “X-Men: First Class” and “Thor “co-writers Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz.
A sequel to “The Magicians,” titled “The Magician King” was published in August.
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