The Magicians has cast its spell on Syfy viewers, landing renewal for season 2, according to today’s announcement by the network.
“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,” said network president Dave Howe.
The network original drama is just a few episodes into its first season run, with episode 4 premiering tonight at 9/8c on Syfy (and you can read recaps here), but had a strong following from the start. The show is based on Lev Grossman’s widely popular novels, and reaction from the start has been incredibly positive. The contemporary fantasy has elements to captivate viewers from nearly every demographic, but more important than the numbers, the writing and acting stands to beguile even those unfamiliar to the fantasy genre.
The Magicians joins Syfy’s space drama The Expanse in its recent renewal, signaling another potential powerhouse year for the genre network.