Syfy has debuted the first trailer for "The Magicians," the upcoming drama based on author Lev Grossman's bestselling fantasy trilogy. The series was given a 12-episode order just last week.
Scheduled to premiere in 2016, "The Magicians" stars Jason Ralph (“A Most Violent Year,” “Aquarius”) as Quentin Coldwater, a brilliant and withdrawn young man recruited as a student at the mysterious Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy in Upstate New York, where he discovers that the Narnia-like world from a series of children’s books he loved as a child is all too real and poses a danger to humanity.
Stella Maeve (“Chicago P.D.”), Hale Appleman (“Teeth”), Arjun Gupta (“Nurse Jackie”) and Summer Bishil (“Towelhead,” “Lucky 7″) also star in the one-hour drama.
Watch the trailer, and check out the character portraits below.