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The Trailer for The Magicians Looks Like Harry Potter if Harry Went to Grad School

“Magic is real,” according to the first trailer for SyFy’s The Magicians, a TV series adaptation of Lev Grossman’s popular Magicians novels. As in that trilogy, we follow Quentin Coldwater, an aspiring magician, as he discovers a school in upstate New York called Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy. There, a bunch of grad students are learning some pretty cool-looking magic, including sexy levitation, some very advanced card tricks, and … actual mid-air sex? “I can’t just go to Yale if I know this place exists,” says one aspiring magician, reminding us all about that letter from Hogwarts that never came. The special effects are impressive and the music is edgy, but the best part of the trailer is obviously the guy yelling, “DO SOME GODDAMN MAGIC!”