Just How Much of The Magicians' Insane Darkness Can Syfy Put on TV? Absolutely All of It.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman features some incredibly adult material and some seriously dark events, along with a somewhat unlikable main character. How much of this can they actually include on the TV show? All of it, insist the show’s producers and cast. We talked to them at New York Comic-Con, and here’s what they… »10/14/15 4:30pm10/14/15 4:30pm


Latest Clip From Syfy's The Magicians Shows How You Get to Magic College—With Snark

Brakebills University, the secret school of magic in Syfy’s upcoming show The Magicians, isn’t Hogwarts. You don’t get a charming letter saying you’ve gotten in. In fact, this clip shows Brakebills’ admissions are about confusion, entrance exams, and no small amount of snootiness. »10/10/15 5:00pm10/10/15 5:00pm

The Most Pointless Rules for Young Epic Heroes in Training

When you sign up to become a Jedi or a Starfleet officer, you have to abide by certain rules. Like, "Don't attempt a Kolvoord Starbust." But often, these organizations seem to invent rules that have no reason, beyond creating dramatic tension. Here are the most counterproductive training rules in science fiction and… »6/11/13 2:00pm6/11/13 2:00pm

First Details from the Pilot Script of Lev Grossman's The Magicians

Lev Grossman's The Magicians brought an emotional weight, and a pleasurable snarkiness, to the age-old story of magical people discovering their powers. And The Magician King expanded Grossman's world-building themes by adding a second protagonist. But how on Earth would you go about translating it to the television… »1/10/12 7:05pm1/10/12 7:05pm

X-Men: First Class writers turning Lev Grossman's The Magicians into a TV series

Great news! Lev Grossman's acclaimed novel about a magical boarding school, The Magicians, is being adapted into a television series on Fox. And Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz, whose credits include Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Thor and X-Men: First Class, are adapting it into a pilot. »10/05/11 10:41pm10/05/11 10:41pm

In The Magician King, Lev Grossman's magical over-achievers finally get a job

People sometimes tend to sum up Lev Grossman's fantasy debut, The Magicians, as a kind of anhedonic version of Harry Potter crossed with Narnia. But it's actually a lot deeper than that — The Magicians explored what happens when our fantasies come true, and what it means to put yourself, your screwy demented self, in… »8/22/11 4:15pm8/22/11 4:15pm