Based on Lev Grossman’s bestselling novels, The Magicians centers on Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) and his 20-something friends as they are thrust into the unfamiliar world of the beautifully enchanting yet mysteriously dangerous Fillory – and places beyond – where they must draw upon their novice skills to save the existence of magic.
In addition to Ralph, the series also stars Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor, Trevor Einhorn and Brittany Curran. John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Chris Fisher and Groundswell Productions’ Michael London and Janice Williams executive produce.
The series, from Universal Cable Productions, saw strong ratings growth in its sophomore run. Season 2 was up year over year across all key demos (P18-49 +15%, P18-34 +23%, P25-54 +9% and +6% among P2+), and nearly doubled its freshman run in social engagements across platforms, according to Syfy.