'The Magicians' novel to become Fox series
October 7th, 2011
05:03 PM ET

'The Magicians' novel to become Fox series

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.

Filed under: Books • television

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  1. Anomic Office Drone

    TV could use a little magic. I'm curious to see what happens with this.

    October 10, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. loJenk


    October 9, 2011 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. zrxgrim

    Wow.Harry Potter cloned, aged and sent to New York, cool. Maybe they can spin it like CSI/Law and Order.... Magicians:90210. Magicians:Miam...i I.....can't....wait. I bet they have a lovable 6'6" doorman named Dirgah!

    October 8, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  4. EQ620

    magicians are cool. madhater is g@y.

    October 8, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. madhater

    Magicians are g@y.

    October 7, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mikey

    books are dumb and only dumb peeple read books.

    October 7, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |

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