Can Sci Fi Channel cast yet another spell on savorers of the supernatural? On Sunday at 9 pm/ET, the cabler premieres The Dresden Files, a series based on Jim Butcher's best-selling novels about a private eye who cracks typically otherworldly cases using a bit of magic — literally, being that he's a certified wizard and all.
Finding an actor who could pull off Jim Rockford-as-sorcerer was no easy task. "We saw people you've heard of, people you haven't heard of... a lot of different people, because we knew that this show would really live or die on finding a great Harry Dresden," executive producer Robert Hewitt Wolfe tells TVGuide.com. Ultimately, the plum gig went to Paul Blackthorne, whom many will recognize as sinister Stephen Saunders of