Coming as no surprise, Syfy announced today that their fantasy series The Magicians will be returning for a third season. That one has been the network’s top-rated series this season and has improved its numbers by ten percent from its first year, a rare accomplishment in the current ratings-pocalypse environment. Plus, The Magicians has registered well on the social networks and has seen decent delayed viewing gains (more important to the cable channels than the broadcast nets). I have been predicting that the show would get the third season nod since its strong second year debut, and Syfy has finally made that official one week ahead of its season finale. The third season will comprise thirteen episodes and will debut in early 2018.
The Magicians is based on the novel of the same name by Lev Grossman and follows a group of students attending Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy and learning to control their powers of magic. The show stars Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Hale Appleman, and Arjun Gupta.
We are currently in Upfront season when the networks are preparing their schedules for the 2017-18 season and beyond, so expect plenty more announcements over the next month or so. And be sure to stay tuned to this site and the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site for updates and breaking news.