Science fiction is science fiction, fantasy is fantasy, and never the twain shall meet. At least, not until June 1 — when the Hub Network will officially start airing Wizards vs. Aliens, a new series created by Doctor Who rebooter Russell T. Davies and The Sarah Jane Adventures‘s Phil Ford, who also co-wrote the 2009/2010 Who special “The Waters of Mars.” The show’s first season has already aired in its native Britain.
Wizards stars Scott Haran as Tom Clarke, a regular teenager who moonlights as a secret spell-caster. When Tom discovers that the Earth is being invaded by big, scaly, magic-eating aliens — one of whom is played by Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie, a.k.a. Briennne — he finds himself teaming up with his classmate Benny (Percelle Ascott), a science geek who may be able to help Tom defeat the wicked Nekross.