SyFy seems to have cast the right spell on their viewers with ‘The Magicians’. After only four of the thirteen Season One episodes have aired, the network has decided to renew the magical series that first debuted back in December for a second season.
According to Deadline, school will continue to be in session for the students attending the Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy in upstate New York. The decision came after the fantasy drama described as Harry Potter for adults scored well with critics and racked up strong ratings with the network’s key demographics. SyFy and Chiller President Dave Howe weighed in with this statement along with the announcement earlier this week:
“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.”
Of course, the novels he references are the best-selling books from Lev Grossman that the show is based on. The dark contemporary fantasy follows a brilliant student named Quentin Coldwater who is obsessed with a ‘Chronicles of Narnia’-esque series of books. But when he is recruited into Brakebills’ top secret graduate program, he soon discovers that the magical world of ‘Fillory and Further’ is actually real and he’s training to become a magician himself.
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‘The Magicians’ starring Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, and Summer Bishil airs on Mondays at 9/8c on SyFy.