With only 3 episodes under its belt, Syfy has renewed The Magicians for a 2nd season. The series, based on the Lev Grossman novel of the same name, follows the tale of Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph), tapped to test for Brakebill’s College for Magical Pedagogy – secret magic college! His best friend Julia (Stella Maeve) does not pass, yet finds another way into a darker magical education. In the meantime, the world of Fillory (a childhood storybook realm), is threatening his world, and the life of him and his new magic friends.
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The new series is definitely sexy and unique despite the Harry Potter/Narnia similarities. Some of the characters need a bit more development, but some, like Eliot (Hale Appleman) and Pete (David Call) are already standouts.
The renewal order calls for 13 new episodes for 2017.
Syfy president Dave Howe announced:
“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.”
The Magicians 4th episode, “The World In The Walls,” airs tonight at 9:00pm ET on Syfy.
Based upon Lev Grossman’s best-selling books, The Magicians stars Jason Ralph (A Most Violent Year, Aquarius) as Quentin Coldwater, a brilliant grad student who enrolls in 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— and poses grave danger to humanity. Stella Maeve (Chicago P.D.), Hale Appleman (Teeth), Arjun Gupta (Nurse Jackie) and Summer Bishil (Towelhead, Lucky 7) also star in this one hour drama.
Groundswell Productions’ Michael London and Janice Williams (Milk) will executive produce. John McNamara (Aquarius) and Sera Gamble (Supernatural), writers of the pilot, will serve as executive producers.
Lev Grossman’s Magicians trilogy is an international sensation, published and widely praised in more than twenty countries. The epic conclusion to the series, The Magician’s Land, opened at #1 last summer on The New York Times Hardcover Best Seller’s list, and was widely acclaimed as one of the best books of the year.
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