Class will be in attendance at Brakebills University a little early, as Syfy will offer a chance to watch The Magicians’ premiere ahead of its January debut.
Syfy has confirmed that The Magicians’ pilot will have a special screening on the network on Dec. 16 at 10 p.m. ET, following the finale of the three-part Childhood’s End. The pilot will air commercial free on Dec. 16 before the show officially premieres on Jan. 25 at 9 p.m. ET.
Author Lev Grossman first announced the special airing. Syfy’s series adapts Grossman’s trilogy of novels, which follow the story of Quentin Coldwater, a New York high schooler obsessed with a series of children’s books about the magical world of Fillory. Disenchanted with the real world, Quentin is surprisingly accepted to the magicians school Brakebills, as a whole new world finds its way into Quentin’s life. The Magicians on Syfy has transported those characters to post-grad life, with Jason Ralph starring as Quentin, Olivia Taylor Dudley as Alice, and Stella Maeve as Julia.
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There will be an early UNANNOUNCED showing of ep. 1 of The Magicians on Dec 16 on Syfy, at 10pm, commercial-free, after Childhood’s End
— Lev Grossman (@leverus) December 9, 2015