Syfy series The Magicians has cast Felicia Day (Supernatural) in the role of dragon expert Poppy for the upcoming third season. The series is an adaptation of the Lev Grossman novels and stars Jason Ralph as Quentin Coldwater, Stella Maeve as Julia Wicker, Hale Appleman as Eliot Waugh, Arjun Gupta as Penny Adiyodi, Summer Bishii as Margo Hanson and Olivia Taylor Dudley as Alice Quinn.
The first season of the series focused on Quentin entering Brakebills, a college for Magicians while his best friend Julia is denied entry and takes to the streets to learn magic. Season 2 took the cast into the magical world of Fillory where they became kings and queens — which was much more difficult than it sounds. The new season involves a boat ride to the end of the world, and Day’s character will be a huge help to them when they are in dire need.
Day said in a statment:
“I am thrilled to join The Magicians this season. The show is one of my favorites, the cast is incredible to work with, and showrunner, Sera Gamble, is one of my Hollywood heroes. I can’t wait for fans to meet Poppy!”
Day has done a lot of genre work, including Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Eureka, Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.