The pilot script was written by John McNamara (Prime Suspect) and Sera Gamble (Supernatural). Michael London (Milk) and Janice Williams (All Good Girls) are set to produce.
The one-hour drama follows 20-somethings who, while studying magic in New York, discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real and poses a grave danger to humanity.
The Magicians stars: Michael Cassidy, Jason Ralph, Tembi Locke, Summer Bishil, Esmé Bianco, Stella Maeve, David Call, Arjun Gupta and Seth Meriwether.
The series premiers on SyFy in 2016.