Twelve-year-old student wizard Corwyn Daniels and his pals have exciting and magical adventures. Corwyn accidentally rides a Black Dragon and survives, which results in him developing uncontrollable “wild talents.”
Twelve-year-old student wizard Corwyn Daniels and his two closest friends set out on a series of exciting magical adventures. Corwyn accidentally rides a Black Dragon and survives, thereby gaining a massive infusion of magical power that results in him developing uncontrollable “wild talents.” This is just the beginning of the young wizard's exploits. The bombastic headmaster of their ill-regarded school sends Corwyn and his pals on a tour of other wizard academies around the world to lecture on Black Dragons -- encountering mysteries, magic, and danger at every turn.
Wizard Academies appeals to the overwhelming popularity of magic and the Harry Potter universe in popular culture. By making use of unique settings and original characters (thereby avoiding any possibility of legal entanglements with the creators and owners of the Harry Potter franchise), Wizard Academies is poised to become not only an American, but an international entertainment phenomena as well. The stories already have incarnations in books, magazines, and radio drama, as well as a Prospectus for television and movie venues.
Young wizard Corwyn Daniels and his friends, Mazie MacAlister, Harvey Blankenship, and other colorful characters, are central to the television and feature-length film incarnation of the stories. Corwyn and his pals have a series of wild magical adventures as they visit wizard academies around the world.
The movie-length pilot is based on their adventures in the book Wizard Academies: Rumpots, Crackpots, and Pooka-Mazed Halfwits, in which Corwyn rides Azirol the Black Dragon, who is described as “evil, pure evil ...”
Subsequent television episodes will follow Corwyn’s adventures as the youngsters visit the other wizard academies around the world to lecture on Black Dragons -- encountering adventures, mystery, and danger along the way. These schools vary widely from one to the next. One is a reform school for juvenile delinquent wizards on the thirteenth floor of a twelve-story hotel in London. One is a haunted academy in Wales for young wizards who have returned from the dead. Another is a labyrinth of caves and cliff-dwellings on the Portling Cliffs in Scotland, while yet another is on a famous ocean liner supposedly scrapped in 1935. One is for sorcerers rather than wizards ...
As a result of riding the dragon, Corwyn experiences a massive influx of magical energy, which at his age is uncontrollable and thus results in his having “wild talents” -- such as the Gift of Vision -- which slowly increase in power from one episode to the next.
In the mid-season adventure “The Wild Hunt,” Corwyn’s life is further complicated by a new influx of magic that leads to additional wild talents and even more bizarre magical consequences.
This will climax in the season finale, in which Corwyn and his pals must use all their newfound magic skills to outwit and defeat the Black Dragon once and for all.