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In the ever growing trend of fairytale infused dramas, Fox has picked up Lev Grossman's The Magicians to be adapted for a series. Deadline was first to report on the new project that has received a commitment for a script to be penned by X-Men: First Class and Thor writers, Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz. The pair also have television experience having worked on both Fringe and Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles.
Described as Harry Potter for adults, the adaption of Grossman's novel will be a one-hour drama centering on twenty-somethings who study magic in New York, but also have access to an enchanted world. Fox will be looking to cash in on the popularity of the 2009 novel, and it's sequel, The Magician King, which recently released in August.
The Magicians will be the second urban fantasy picked up this year. Late last month, Kings creator Michael Green landed a pilot with ABC for a cop drama with fairy tale twist centering on a female police officer. Miller and Stentz's script will also have to set itself apart from NBC's Grimm and ABC's Once Upon a Time, which make up this season's new crop of fantastical dramas.