The folks over at Syfy have greenlit a pilot based on ‘The Magicians’ by Lev Grossman. If you’ve forgotten, we talked about that book back on Episode 26. This could be pretty cool! The author had this to say about the news:
On Wednesday night I got a call from my producer and the two geniuses who’ve been working on the pilot script for the Magicians TV show since literally last August. They were standing around a speakerphone yelling. Word had come down: Syfy greenlit us. They’re making the pilot.
This is a big break for me. I’ve been talking to people in Hollywood about The Magicians for five years. I’ve seen writers and producers and directors and agents (four of them) and options come and go, but this is the first time anybody has doubled-down and is going to shoot something. People are going to dress up as Quentin and Alice and Eliot and Julia. Someone is going to build Brakebills (or more likely find some place that already looks like Brakebills). Big expensive computers are going to make it look like magic is happening.
You can read more over at levgrossman.com.
Also the 3rd book in the series, ‘The Magician’s Land’ is coming out on August 5, 2014. Check out a book trailer that the fans helped make down below. Watch closely as it features quite a few people you might recognize, such as Peter Straub, Terry Brooks, Neil Gaiman, Erin Morgenstern, and Patrick Rothfuss reading excerpts from the new book.