‘The Magicians’ Renewed for Season 2 on Syfy

The Magicians Renewed for Season 2
Courtesy Syfy

Syfy has renewed freshman drama “The Magicians” for Season 2, the cabler announced Monday.

The show will return for 13 episodes, slated to air in 2017. Based on the bestselling series of novels from Lev Grossman, “The Magicians” hails from Universal Cable Productions and is executive produced by John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Henry Alonso Myers and Groundswell Productions’ Michael London and Janice Williams.

“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 contemporary fantasy drama is currently airing Mondays at 9 p.m. on Syfy, and has debuted three episodes to date.

“The Magicians” has averaged 1.7 million viewers over its first three episodes in Live+3. Syfy also gave the series a non-linear preview online and on-demand, when it was sampled more than 6.7 million times. An on-air preview of the pilot in December also drew 1.3 million viewers in Live+7.

The series stars Jason Ralph (Quentin Coldwater), Stella Maeve (Julia), Olivia Taylor Dudley (Alice) Hale Appleman (Eliot), Arjun Gupta (Penny) and Summer Bishil (Margo), who will return for Season 2 along with series regulars Rick Worthy (Dean Fogg) and Jade Tailor (Kady).

Syfy recently renewed its ambitious space-set drama “The Expanse” for a second season, and will premiere Season 2 of time-travel drama “12 Monkeys” on April 18. The cabler will also debut “Hunters,” from “Walking Dead” producer Gale Anne Hurd, on April 11, and “Incorporated,” from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films, in Fall 2016.

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  1. Krista says:

    I love the ‘Magicians’ & I’m so glad the didn’t cancel them!! I’m so sick of shows coming on like the ‘Red Road’ & after a season or 2 then the show is cancelled….I think the people who put shows on look at the ratings & because it’s doing okay or a little better than okay but then a new show comes along & it looks better than the show that’s doing okay so they cancel it & put the new one on!! How can you get into a show during or after the season is over with & expect ratings be thru the roof….I getting to the point where I won’t watch a new show because of shit like this going on…I was into the ‘Red Door’ & they cancelled…same with Mike & Molly granted they were on longer but neverless they their ratings were still up & still they got cancelled…then there was ‘Nashville’ even though they had been on awhile & their ratings were really good they still cancelled them & granted the channel ‘CW’ picked them up & I can’t wait to watch it when it’s on….so like ‘Suits’ I waited until this past season to watch & really get into the show & I love it! You are going to lose more & more people by switching shows every season or 2! Because I’m not the only one who feels the same way!! All the channels have had good shows on & cancelled them right & left!! And these reality shows….I am so sick & tired of them…I’m honestly don’t understand how you get people to watch them except the people who do are brain dead!! I don’t watch any of them! They’re all staged!! I really hope this isn’t what we can expect in the future if so here I come Hulu & Netflex!! Just saying!!

  2. the show would be better if it were on HBO, so they could just finish saying FU, and we could see Alice’s tits. I mean, the show’s doing their best to exploit her knockers in a politically correct manner.

  3. terrible acting says:

    the story is at times intriguing, but the casting is not good and acting is absolutely horrid.

  4. so when the 2nd season will take place ? 2017 ?

  5. Charlie says:

    season 2 far too long a wait!!

  6. John says:

    This show is best when you can watch 2-3 episodes at a time and immerse yourself in the magic. While watching the most recent few episodes I couldn’t help but think of how much room this show has to grow. The first season’s baddie is kind of lame, I don’t know about the moths floating around his head but learning battle magic and jumping worlds, that can lead to a lot of different things in the future, so I am stoked they are giving it a second season. I haven’t read the books so I look forward to the unexpected course the show may take.

    • One of the best new shows on telly. Very original. Not daft or deep. hasa touchs of comedy and also adult at the same time. Its good to see that in these days of so many great series being cancelled that theres some that are renewed. Looking foreward to season 2.

  7. Randy Raynolds says:

    Actually the show isnt too good,bent on sex,drama and mostly being fucked up(even characters themselves notice that),but its kinda watchable.5/10for trying to bring some interesting magic and shit into new shows,kinda failed though.

  8. Marty Dumas says:

    I don’t ever get a chance to see this show on tv only online. they need to make it where ratings would count for those watching online!!!

    • idasel says:

      you do know your not even suppose to be watching it online right? all the website you watch these series are pirate and are recorded illegally. There is no way they would count online ratings

  9. Lynn Hale says:

    I love this show , makes you feel like you are always sitting on the edge of your seat…. actually really liked it more than I thought I would!! Luv

  10. Joe Bambino says:

    Just watched the dream ep & if they have another one like this I’m gone. It made me want to tear out my eyes.

  11. justinbanda says:

    This is fantastic. The first season is shaping up to be something utterly unique.

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