Syfy has made a whole lot of fans happy with the renewal of The Magicians for season five. The network confirmed today what had initially been announced on January 22nd that the popular fantasy series will be back for a fifth season. Henry Alonso Myers will be joining Sera Gamble and John McNamara as the fifth season showrunners.
Season four kicked off on January 23, 2019 and is currently airing on Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT. The season four cast includes Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor, Brittany Curran and Trevor Einhorn.
“The Magicians raised the bar at SYFY and has gained momentum season after season, attracting a new audience to the channel. We are proud of this series as it continues to break the boundaries of storytelling,” stated Bill McGoldrick, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.
“We couldn’t be happier or more excited to conjure another year of magic and all it entails — love, hate, loyalty, betrayal, sex, foul language, drugs, battling gods, monsters and the most dangerous enemies of all: other human beings. We have the best writers, producers, directors, cast and crew in the charted multiverse. Here’s how strongly we believe this: anyone who tries to poach a single one of them will be cursed. And we have the voodoo dolls to do it,” said executive producers and co-showrunners, John McNamara and Sera Gamble.
McNamara and Gamble also commented on the addition of Myers as a co-showrunner. “Henry has been with the show since minute one of Season 1. His talent, professionalism and love of all things magical has been instrumental to our success. We couldn’t be happier to see him become co-showrunner. Also, he bakes the greatest bread this side of the Hudson River.”