TV Tango Search

Search

|              FREE: Ask a TV Expert
   TelevisionCakeAd

The Magicians

The Magicians

Magicians_241x208
Photo Credit:  Lorenzo Agius/Syfy
  • Premiered: 
    January 25, 2016
    (Click date to see TV listings for that day)

  • Network: Syfy
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the series of books (The Magicians) by Lev Grossman 
    Amazon
  • Subject Matter: Science Fiction
  • Tags:

Buy This Show on DVD or Watch Online

  • Click a button to buy a DVD at Amazon
  • Season 1
    • Amazon
  • Season 1 [Blu-ray]
    • Amazon
  • Season 2
    • Amazon
  • Season 2 [Blu-ray]
    • Amazon
Legal Full Episodes
Not Available Online
(That We Know Of)

Plot Synopsis

Based on "The Magicians" series of books by Lev Grossman, THE MAGICIANS is a one-hour drama series that centers on Quentin Coldwater, a brilliant but depressed college student from Brooklyn, NY, who learns that magic is real when he is offered admission at Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, an exclusive graduate school for magicians in upstate New York. He and his twentysomething friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real -- and that it poses grave danger to humanity. Once ensconced in school, he quickly discovers the darker and terrifying side of magic, and the Brakebills students struggle to deal with the aftermath of a catastrophe that befalls the university. His friends and classmates include: Julia, Quentin's longtime best friend, who seemingly has everything -- a nice apartment, a respectable boyfriend, an acceptance to Yale -- but really wants the gift of magic, making her first foray into the mysterious world of Hedge Witches in Brooklyn; Alice, a phenomenally talented magician, who is painfully shy, but that all evaporates when she's practicing magic, allowing her to momentarily forget her past which is filled with some darkness; the perpetually annoyed Penny, for whom Brakebills may be the best thing for a loner like him -- but he'd never, ever admit it; the acid-tongued Eliot, who is one of the more established students at Brakebills and has an opinion on everything; and Margo, who is equally gifted in partying as she is magic, but hides her real story. On Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT, Syfy premiered a sneak-peek episode of THE MAGICIANS, which had its two-hour official series premiere on linear television Wednesday, January 25, 2016 from 9-11pm. Earlier in January, Syfy released the first episode of THE MAGICIANS on Syfy.com and On Demand cable, satellite and telco TV platforms starting Friday, January 8, and the episode was also be available on Facebook, YouTube, Perk TV and Roku the week of January 11. The 13-episode second season of THE MAGICIANS premiered on Wednesday, January 26, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on Syfy. Heading into Season 2, this group of unlikely heroes have been thrust into even more dangerous and unfamiliar territory, and must draw upon their novice skills to defeat a threat that could destroy the magical world itself. Driven by power, revenge and survival, they learn that those who entered the hauntingly beautiful world of Fillory will never be the same as those who leave. In the season opener, "Knight of Crowns," in the aftermath of their clash with The Beast, Quentin and his friends scramble for a new plan, while Julia and The Beast strike a dangerous deal.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT, Syfy premiered the Season 2 finale of THE MAGICIANS. In the season ender, "We Have Brought You Little Cakes," Quentin, Eliot, Julia, and Margo enact a risky plan to protect Fillory. Penny questions fate, while Kady makes a deal to help him. One week earlier -- on Wednesday, April 12 -- Syfy ordered a 13-episode third season of THE MAGICIANS, set to debut in 2018.

Cast

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Universal Cable Productions