Syfy, Universal Cable Casts 'The Magicians'

Syfy and Universal Cable Productions announced the casting for the upcoming pilot, The Magicians, including Stella Maeve, Hale Appleman and Arjun Gupta.

Produced by Universal Cable Productions and directed by Mike Cahill, the series is based on Lev Grossman’s best selling book series, and filming is set for this December in New Orleans.

The series uncovers the danger that comes with magic, as young adults study the craft in New York.

Lev Grossman’s “Magicians” trilogy are well-known in over 20 countries, and the conclusion to the series was rated #1 on the New York Times Hardcover Best Seller’s list.