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Syfy greenlights pilot based on Lev Grossman's 'The Magicians'

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Syfy announced on Wednesday that it is moving forward with a pilot for The Magicians, an adaptation of Lev Grossman’s fantasy series, Deadline reports. The pilot was written by John McNamara (Prime Suspect) and Sera Gamble (Supernatural), with Michael London and Janice Williams onboard to produce.

Perhaps best described as Harry Potter for adults, The Magicians is the first book in a series focused on high-schooler Quentin Coldwater, who is surprised when he’s admitted to an exclusive college to study magic in upstate New York. While studying at the prestigious magic school, he and his friends indulge in drugs, sex, and alcohol. Upon graduation, Quentin and his friends move to New York City, where they find out that the Narnia-like world they read about as children is in fact very real.

This is the second time that a network has attempted to adapt Grossman’s best-selling series. In 2011, a pilot was in the works at Fox with London signed on as producer, but Fox decided to not pick up the series.

The Magician’s Land, the third and final installment in the series, is due to be published on August 5.

Cybermen to return in new season of 'Doctor Who'

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One thing we now know about the new season of the long-running sci-fi program Doctor Who: It’s going to feature the sound of clanking.

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'The Walking Dead': See the bloody new Rick Grimes statue -- EXCLUSIVE

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Rick Grimes is back to kicking ass on The Walking Dead TV show. But he never really stopped kicking ass in The Walking Dead comic book — even when the dude lost one of his hands. To commemorate the former sheriff’s deputy’s ass-kicking adventures, McFarlane Toys is releasing a new statue of the Rickster. And not just any old statue, mind you, but a “limited-edition, highly-detailed, hand-crafted cold-cast resin statue”…which I believe is French for “super fancy.” How fancy? Well, it stands more than 14 inches tall on a “360 degree rotating rubble base.” So, like I said…FANCY!

But see for yourself as we’ve got your first exclusive images of the product right here with a close up photo above and a photo of the full statue below (along with other goodies). See Rick Grimes strangle one zombie, while blasting another with a kill shot right through the brains. Then there’s the unlucky chap with an axe sticking out of his head. That’ll leave a mark. READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Robert Kirkman promises 'a ton of answers' in the season 5 premiere

The folks from The Walking Dead have not exactly been forthcoming with info as to what is in store for our not-so-merry band of survivors trapped in train car A when the zombie drama returns to AMC in October. But when Robert Kirkman called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) to talk about his new comic Outcast, he also spilled the beans on what we can expect in the season 5 premiere of TWD. So what should we expect? Answers! And lots of them, especially when it comes to the (possibly cannibal) captors of Terminus. “There’s a lot going on with Terminus,” says Kirkmam. “In our premiere episode of season 5 we’re going to give a ton of answers of who the people of Terminus are, what they’re doing, why they’re doing it, what’s going on with them. And by the end of that episode you’re going to have a much better understanding of what’s going on with them and why they’re so important to the show. Oh, and Daryl dies.” READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Norman Reedus promises a 'badass' season 5

The Walking Dead is well into filming on season 5 of the apocalyptic zombie drama, so we figured it was time to check in and see how things were going down on the Georgia set. We dialed up our main man Norman Reedus to get a feel for the vibe down there, and Reedus is definitely pumped about what has transpired so far. “These scripts are the best scripts so far, and I’m really just excited to be back at it,” says the man who plays Daryl Dixon. “There are a lot of characters right now, so there are a lot of really different personalities on set. And it’s super interesting, everyone’s really bringing it. It’s going great. It’s so dynamic because it’s so fast-paced and so complicated. It’s great to be back.” READ FULL STORY

'Orphan Black' creators answer burning questions about the season finale

[SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Saturday’s season 2 finale of Orphan Black.]

Wait…male clones?!? What the %&#*?!? That may have summed up your feelings at the conclusion of Saturday’s Orphan Black season 2 finale as we learned the military had their own clone operation named Project Castor consisting completely of dudes, and that Mark the Prolethean was one such clone. The twist is sure to send shock waves through the show when it returns for season 3. But that wasn’t the only bombshell dropped. Turns out Paul has been a double agent all along, Cosima is still sick, Helena is being airmailed to God knows where, and Rachel can only cry one of her eyes out to mourn the loss of her father after being on the receiving end of a pencil shot out of a fire extinguisher. We checked in with creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson to get the behind-the-scenes scoop on all of that, as well as what may just be the craziest Orphan Black scene ever: Code Name — Clone Dance Party. (Click through both pages to read the entire interview, and also make sure to read our season 2 finale Q&A with star Tatiana Maslany.) READ FULL STORY

Tatiana Maslany breaks down the 'Orphan Black' season finale and that crazy twist

[SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Saturday’s season 2 finale of Orphan Black.]

Tatiana Maslany got to taste both the good and the bad and the maybe in the season 2 finale of Orphan Black. Sarah escaped from the Dyad Institute and was reunited with daughter Kira. (Good.) Rachel watched her father kill himself and then got stabbed in the eye by a pencil-spewing fire extinguisher, while Helena was taken and shipped off an military plane to lord knows where. (Bad.) And Cosima is still sick but might have uncovered some clues to her illness in a book that Professor Duncan gave Kira. (Maybe.) We caught up with Maslany to get her take on these events and more, including that crazy clone dance party (where she had to play four different characters shaking their respective groove thangs), the twist of there also being a group of male clones, and what she knows about next season. (Also make sure to read our season 2 finale Q&A with Orphan Black creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson.) READ FULL STORY

'Orphan Black': Watch Rachel threaten Sarah in this exclusive scene from the season finale

If season 2 of Orphan Black has been the war between Sarah and Rachel, then we should be preparing ourselves for an epic battle when the season finale airs Saturday at 9pm on BBC America. And we have an exclusive sneak peek of said battle right here.

“The last time I saw your mother she laid hands on me,” proclone Rachel Duncan tells Sarah’s kidnapped daughter Kira in this scene from the finale, while Sarah watches helplessly behind a one way mirror. Rachel then goes on to talk some more smack about Kira’s mommy before directing a not-so-subtle message straight through the glass at her adversary. What is the message? Well, click on the video player below to find out. And for more Orphan Black scoop, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss. READ FULL STORY

'Orphan Black': Creator John Fawcett breaks down season 2's penultimate episode

[SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Saturday’s episode of Orphan Black.]

KIDNAPPED! Orphan Black’s penultimate episode of season 2 ended with Rachel disguising herself as Sarah to steal Kira. But for what purpose? In other news, Helena gave Henrik a taste of his own artificially inseminated medicine — taking out the Prolethean leader while burning down his cult-like compound. We spoke to Orphan Black co-creator John Fawcett to get the scoop on these two big developments and more, while also obtaining some clues about next week’s big finale. READ FULL STORY

'Doctor Who' stars to visit U.S. on five-continent publicity tour

The BBC announced Tuesday that Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman will promote the new season of the long-running British time-travel show with a five-continent publicity tour during which they will take part in both media and fan engagements. The publicity blitz will start in the U.K. on Aug. 7 and end in Brazil on Aug. 19. The pair will appear together for the first time in the U.S. when they arrive in New York on Aug. 14. READ FULL STORY

'Orphan Black': The creators discuss introducing Tony the transclone

[SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Saturday’s episode of Orphan Black.]

Orphan Black has never shied away from taking risks, and the BBC America drama proved it again tonight by introducing a new clone into the mix. But this clone was a little bit different from the rest. For one thing…FACIAL HAIR! Meet Tony the transclone. Born Antoinette Sawicki, transgender clone Tony burst upon the scene in tonight’s episode — taking testosterone injections one minute, and then making out with Felix the next. He was looking for Beth Childs (R.I.P.) to deliver a message, but stumbled upon Art (and then Felix and Sarah) instead. We spoke with Orphan Black creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett about introducing this complex new clone, along with other big plot points from the latest episode. READ FULL STORY

'Orphan Black': Creator John Fawcett explains that big [SPOILER]

[SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Saturday’s episode of Orphan Black.]

Season 2 of Orphan Black claimed a major victim tonight when Dr. Aldous Leekie met his untimely demise by the most unlikeliest hand of all. After losing a Dyad power struggle with proclone Rachel, Leekie fled the institute, only to be stopped by a distraught Donnie. Donnie was so upset about his wife’s…ahem…”probing” that he quit emphatically. Only one problem: When he quit, he also accidentally discharged the handgun he was holding, which splattered the doctor’s brains all over the car windows. In our weekly post-episode Q&A, co-creator John Fawcett explains the decision to kill Leekie (played by Matt Frewer), as well as Rachel showing some actual emotion, going for big laughs in rehab, and the twisty-turny relationship that is Cosima and Delphine (or Cophine, for short). READ FULL STORY

'Orphan Black': Creator John Fawcett on Helena's big make-out scene

[SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Saturday's episode of Orphan Black.]

ROAD TRIP! Sister clones Sarah and Helena were on the move in the latest episode of Orphan Black, which led to one hilarious sing-along scene as Helena channeled Betty, Veronica, and Jughead with her rendition of The Archies’ “Sugar Sugar.” But then the freak got even freakier, heading into a bar where she got it on with a tow trucker named Jessie (played by Suits star and OB fan Patrick J. Adams). We spoke with Orphan Black co-creator John Fawcett to get the scoop on an episode that provided doses of both humor and intrigue, as Sarah uncovered a key piece of intel from…Rachel’s father?

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So, you realize there is totally a Sarah and Helena road trip spin-off sitcom to be had here if you want.
JOHN FAWCETT: [Laughs] We wanted to put Sarah and Helena together on the road: the camping, the sing along in the truck, those were all elements I was hoping to get into season 1 that just didn’t happen. Because I just think the two of them are really hilarious together and really fun. So I’m really glad we got the opportunity to put the two sisters together and have a little bonding time and mend a few fences. READ FULL STORY

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