“I wanted to have this be fantasy through a science fictional lens,” Laurence said at the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday. “So I wanted all the magic to be based in kind of real stuff.”
The show is set in an alternate, present-day America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the burgeoning U.S. government to fight for their country in a specialized branch of the military. It centers on three young women from basic training in combat magic into terrifying and thrilling early deployment.
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