Newswire: Syfy’s The Magicians conjures up new female lead, gets underway

As we’ve reported previously, The Magicians, a series of books about a narcissistic douche who happens to be able to do magic, is being turned into a television series by Syfy. Since it’s going to be airing on the network equivalent of a see-saw, this show could either be rich and fascinating or a train wreck. Either way, production on the series began this week, and there‘s been a fairly significant change in the cast: One of the female leads has been replaced.

Previously, we had announced Sosie Bacon, daughter of Kyra Sedgwick and therefore one degree away from Kevin Bacon, would be playing Alice, an “intensely shy and delicately lovely young woman.” Now, it seems the purveyor of said shyness and loveliness will be Olivia Taylor Dudley, who starred in The Chernobyl Diaries, a.k.a. the film that is supposed to be horror but weirdly …

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