Ahead of its Season 4 premiere on Wednesday, January 23, The Magicians has received a Season 5 renewal. Like previous seasons, Season 5 will consist of 13 episodes. It now becomes the network’s longest-running scripted original series currently airing.
“We couldn’t be happier or more excited to conjure another year of magic and all it entails — love, hate, loyalty, betrayal, sex, foul language, drugs, battling gods, monsters and the most dangerous enemies of all: other human beings,” McNamara and Gamble said in a statement. “We have the best writers, producers, directors, cast and crew in the charted multiverse. Here’s how strongly we believe this: Anyone who tries to poach a single one of them will be cursed. And we have the voodoo dolls to do it.”
The Magicians is based on Lev Grossman’s bestselling novels of the same name. It centers around a group of 20-somethings from Brakebills University as they discover their magical abilities and ward off evil creatures. The show stars Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor, Brittany Curran and Trevor Einhorn.
“The Magicians raised the bar at Syfy and has gained momentum season after season, attracting a new audience to the channel. We are proud of this series as it continues to break the boundaries of storytelling,” said Bill McGoldrick, president of scripted at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.
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