‘The Magicians’ Earns a Second Season Renewal

The Magicians Season 1
Olivia Taylor Dudley as Alice, Jason Ralph as Quentin, Jade Tailor as Kady, and Arjun Gupta as Penny in ‘The Magicians’ (Photo by: Carole Segal/Syfy)

Syfy has given The Magicians a second season order after airing just three episodes of season one. The dramatic series based on Lev Grossman’s books has been averaging 1.7 million viewers on Monday nights at 9pm ET/PT, according to the network. Season two will air in 2017 and consist of 13 new episodes.

“Thanks to an extraordinarily gifted creative team of executive producers and our partners at Universal Cable Productions, The Magicians has become a buzzed-about hit, enchanting fans of the novels as well as attracting new and younger audiences to Syfy,” said Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller.

The cast of The Magicians includes Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, and Jade Tailor. The series is executive produced by John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Henry Alonso Myers, Michael London, and Janice Williams.

The Magicians Plot:

The Magicians centers on Quentin (Ralph), a brilliant grad student chosen to attend Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. He and his 20-something friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real when they unwittingly invite a malevolent entity from the other side into their world.