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Fox has bought a drama series based on The Magicians, the bestselling 2009 fantasy novel by Lev Grossman frequently described as “Harry Potter with sex and drugs,” Deadline reports.
Penned by X-Men: First Class and Thor co-writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, the adaptation, like the book, follows Quentin Coldwater and his classmates at Brakebills, an elite college of magic in upstate New York, who discover that a Narnia-like world from a series of children’s books is real. I recently bought the novel, but I’ve yet to read it; I’ve seen mixed reviews.
The Magician King, Grossman’s sequel to The Magicians, was released in August, picking up two years after the conclusion of the first book.
The television series will be produced by Michael London, Shawn Levy and Michael Adelstein.