SyFy has become known as a unique network that offers just as much science fiction as it does fantasy in terms of their programming and this includes their series. For The Magicians which is set to air their second season finale in less than a week, SyFy has announced that they will be bringing back the show for a third season. The series, which is based on the books written by Lev Grossman, stars Jason Ralph, Hale Appleton, Stella Maeve, Arjun Gupta, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Summer Bishil, Jade Tailor and Rick Worthy. Every week, The Magicians explore the world of magic as they deal with the mystery and danger that is Fillory, while also contending with the real world and its many complications.
The series follows Quentin and his friends as they explore the world of Fillory and draw on their less than developed magical skills in order to attempt to save the magic in the world from vanishing. Whether it is dealing with a library of magical books and all-knowing librarians, a kingdom that is imploding or even rampant gods, the group still attempts to stick together in order to make the right choices and ultimately save the world of magic and themselves.
Much like its first two seasons, The Magicians will be returning for 13 new episodes when it debuts its third season, according to a report from Entertainment Weekly. Although there is no word as to exactly when the series will return, it will be back in 2018, and will most likely debut around the same time as it did in 2017, which would see it premiere at the start of the year.
The renewal of The Magicians comes a few weeks after SyFy announced that they were also renewing their other adaptation series, The Expanse. The Expanse, which is based on its own set of novels by James S. A. Corey, premiered around the same time as The Magicians and has also been renewed for a third season. With both of their adapted series being renewed, it looks like SyFy is continuing to give their viewers the fresh and original content they want.
While it may be some time before production begins on the third season of The Magicians and the show premieres on the SyFy network, audiences still have the opportunity to get all caught up on both the first and second seasons. There is also still the second season finale to enjoy, which is set to air on the network as of April 19, 2017.
By Dorothea James
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