They're under a spell at Syfy!
It was announced today that freshman series The Magicians, based upon a series of novels by Lev Grossman, has been renewed for a 13-episode sophomore season to air sometime in 2017.
“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 Magicians centers on a brilliant grad student named Quentin chosen to attend the Brakebills College of Magical Pedagogy, a secret university that specializes in magic.
Quentin 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.
The series stars Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta and Summer Bishil.
We're covering the season here, so if you want to catch up, you can watch The Magicians online to do so.
Then, be back here tonight for the all new review of The Magicians Season 1 Episode 4 and get the conversation started!
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