Hurrah! Syfy has commissioned a third season of the wonderful The Magicians, a show that’s actually been performing better for the network in its second season than the first.
This may be because The Magicians has been a word of mouth hit after many potential viewers probably avoided it at first by the “potty-mouthed Harry Potter” label it launched with. The idea of a YA Hogwarts wasn’t promising, and then there was that whole Narnia vibe too – with part of the series set in a fantasy world of fauns and inverted clichés.
But those brave souls who decided to check out the show anyway discovered a witty, sassy, smart and inventive twist on the source material, and truly the closest thing we’ve had to Buffy The Vampire Slayer since Buffy The Vampire Slayer. So we’re glad there’s going of this show to enjoy. Season three will be 13 episodes long.
Based on Lev Grossman’s bestselling novels, The Magicians spotlights Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) and his 20-something magician friends at Brakebills College as they’re thrust into the unfamiliar fantasy world of Fillory, a place that should only exist in fiction. The Magicians stars Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy and Jade Tailor.
The Magicians airs on 5star in the UK.