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First trailer lands for The Magicians

The first trailer has appeared online for SyFy’s The Magicians, a new small-screen adaptation of Lev Grossman’s popular series of novels set in a secretive college of magic in New York.

However, we’re not talking about rabbits from hats or elaborate card tricks, because as the trailer makes very clear, “magic is real.” It’s a lesson that young protagonist Quentin is going to discover up close and personal…

Take a look at the new trailer, below…

The books have been described, somewhat reductively, as Harry Potter for adults, and there are some surface level similarities between Quentin’s arrival at a seat of magical learning and Harry’s antics at Hogwarts. However, there’s enough on show in this latest trailer to suggest that The Magicians can carve out a niche all of its own. Consider us intrigued…

Starring Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve and Arjun Gupta, The Magicians will begin a 12-episode run in 2016, with an exact air date to be confirmed.

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George Wales
George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.