The little series that could. The Magicians has jokingly been called Harry Potter for adults… I would add for adults on mind altering substances. The series, based on the novels by Lev Grossman, is twisted and clever. And I’m happy to say, coming back for a third season.
The renewal comes as the penultimate episode airs tonight on Syfy. This goes along with the networks other two renewals from last month – The Expanse and Twelve Monkeys. The Magicians has been pretty consistent in the ratings, averaging a 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demo, bringing in roughly 800,000 viewers.
The Magicians follows Quentin Coldwater and his twenty-something magician friends as they try and save magic. But the fantasy worlds are far more screwed up than the fairy tales ever lead to believe. The series stars Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Arjun Gupta, Hale Appleman, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, and Jade Tailor.