As with any film or television adaptation of a book that I love, I watched the pilot of “The Magicians” with trepidation. After all, so many great stories are mutilated somewhere between the page and the screen, and I really, really didn’t want “The Magicians” to be one of them. Thankfully, it’s looking like the show is going to be amazing.
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Since the first book of the trilogy came out in 2009, I’ve been pushing it on basically every person I know, especially if they’re a fan of “Harry Potter”. If you haven’t read the books, they follow Quentin Coldwater, a teenager from Brooklyn, after he discovers that not only is magic real, but he will alsi be attending Brakebills University to study it. So long, Princeton.
It’s still two months until the first season of “The Magicians” premieres on Syfy, but the cast and crew are already making the press rounds, meeting fans and promoting the sure-to-be-awesome pilot. MuggleNet was lucky enough to catch up with executive producers and writers Sera Gamble and John McNamara at New York Comic Con, along with cast members Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, and Summer Bishil.
So while my first loyalty may be to “Harry Potter”, I can’t hide the fact that “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” isn’t the only 2016 adaptation I’m looking forward to – I’m *almost* as excited for the book-to-television adaptation of Lev Grossman’s “The Magicians.”