TV: Swing Time; The Magicians

Zadie Smith will team up with Nick Laird to adapt Swing Time for television. Deadline reported that Baby Cow, the film and TV production company co-founded by Steve Coogan, has acquired the newly released novel, marking the company's first significant buy since former BBC Films head Christine Langan took over as CEO.

Langan said that Smith "is the voice of a generation and Swing Time is a thrillingly ambitious story of friendship, rivalry and fame. We're delighted and honored at Baby Cow to be developing such a unique project and we can't wait to share it with TV audiences everywhere."


Syfy has released a new trailer for the second season of The Magicians, based on Lev Grossman's trilogy of fantasy novels. Indiewire reported the preview "combines new footage with behind-the-scenes interviews from the main cast." Season two of The Magicians, which stars Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta and Summer Bishil, begins on January 25, 2017.

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