‘The Magicians’ renewed by Syfy for season 2

It looks like there’s going to be some more magic in the future for “The Magicians” on Syfy.

After just three episodes on the air, the network has confirmed that they have renewed the series from John McNamara and Sera Gamble for a second season. Based off of the books by Lev Grossman, the series revolves around a group of young people learning how to handle extraordinary abilities that they are just starting to figure out that they have.

In a statement, network head Dave Howe had the following to say:

“Thanks to an extraordinarily gifted creative team of executive producers and our partners at Universal Cable Productions, The Magicians has become a buzzed-about hit, enchanting fans of the novels as well as attracting new and younger audiences to Syfy.”

So far, the show has averaged around a million viewers and close to a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic, and it will be interesting to see how that holds up over the course of the rest of the year. These numbers are at the moment solid for Syfy, but what the series needs more than anything else is time to maybe get some more people to check it out who aren’t that familiar with the network anymore. It’s certainly possible that with streaming services so prevalent in society, more and more viewers will discover it in the months and even years to come.

We imagine that the second season of the show will premiere at some point in early 2017, unless Syfy decides that they want to change things up for whatever reason.

We’ve gotten a chance to do some great “Magicians”-related interviews here at CarterMatt since the show premiered; for example, head over here to see our recent chat with Arjun Gupta!

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