The fantasy genre has become one of the fastest growing and most popular genres in recent times, and if you are a lover of the genre, then ‘The Magicians’ is a show you should definitely watch. Created by Sera Gamble and John McNamara, and based on a 2009 novel of the same name by Lev Grossman, ‘The Magicians’ follows a group of misfits who study magic secretly in the real world. However, their fling with magic takes a serious turn when they discover a fantasy world that poses a grave threat to humanity.
Aired on the Syfy network, Season 1 of the show first made its way to viewers’ screens on December 16, 2015, and was received favorably by critics and audiences alike. This favorable reception prompted Syfy to renew the show for its second season, which premiered a bit more than a year later on January 25, 2017. This time, critics and viewers heaped praises on the show, prompting Syfy to renew it again. Season 3 premiered on January 10, 2018, and blew critics away, and understandably, Syfy renewed it for yet another season, which premiered on January 23, 2019. Now, fans of the show and critics are all wondering whether ‘The Magicians’ will return yet again with its intriguing characters, spells, and its fascinating fantasy world. Here’s everything we know about the show’s future.
The Magicians Cast: Who is in it?
‘The Magicians’ has an ensemble cast with most of the main characters getting almost equal attention. Jason Ralph plays Quentin Coldwater, the main protagonist of the show, and Stella Maeve joins him as Julia Wicker, Quentin’s childhood friend. Olivia Taylor Dudley plays the role of Alice Quinn, a gifted magician, while Arjun Gupta plays William “Penny” Adiyodi, a talented magician and telepath who is capable of travelling between different worlds. Hale Appleman plays Quentin’s senior and friend, Eliot Waugh, while Summer Bishil plays Margo Hanson (the equivalent of Janet from the novel), who is a close friend of Eliot.
In later seasons, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor, Brittany Curran, and Trevor Einhorn join the ensemble cast as Henry Fogg, Kady Orloff-Diaz, Fenn, and Josh Hoberman, respectively.
Apart from these aforementioned main cast members, there are dozens of characters who make recurring and episodic appearances in the show. If ‘The Magicians’ does return for a fifth season, we would expect at least the main cast members to make a comeback and reprise their roles.
The Magicians Plot: What is it about?
Well, there’s no simple way to explain the plot of ‘The Magicians’, so we’ll jump right to it. The show, in essence, is a mixture of the Harry Potter series (indeed, Lev Gross was inspired by J.K. Rowling), The Chronicles of Narnia, and a good dose of reality. Set in a contemporary world where magic is real, the show follows Quentin and co. after they are invited to, and enroll for the Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, where magic is taught to talented individuals who display a knack for it. Towards the beginning of the story, ‘The Magicians’ introduces viewers to Brakebills, the world of magic, and the main characters in the show. It also introduces another, completely magical, medieval world called Fillory, and the main antagonist, a character known as The Beast.