The Magicians is a Syfy-produced American fantasy television series based on Lev Grossman's 2009 novel of the same name. Executive producers include Michael London, Janice Williams, John McNamara, and Sera Gamble. In May 2015, a 13-episode order was made for the first season, which debuted as a special preview on December 16, 2015. Syfy revived the series for a fifth and final season in January 2019, which aired from January 15 to April 1, 2020.
What is it in the series?
Quentin Coldwater enrols at Brakebills University to study Magical Pedagogy in order to become a magician, but he soon finds that the magical world from his favourite childhood book is real, and it poses a threat to mankind. Meanwhile, his childhood friend Julia's life is turned upside down when she is refused entrance to the school, and she seeks magic elsewhere.
The novels were initially optioned by Michael London in 2011, with the intention of developing the programme for the Fox Broadcasting Company. Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, co-writers of X-Men: First Class, authored the pilot, but it was not picked up. The pilot was subsequently reworked by London, with McNamara and Gamble taking up writing responsibilities, and the screenplay was then sold to Syfy, which commissioned a pilot. Mike Cahill directed the pilot, which was shot in New Orleans in late 2014 and finished in December.
Syfy has ordered a 13-episode first season of the show, which will premiere in 2016. Executive producers were McNamara and Gamble.
On August 4, 2015, filming on the series began in Vancouver, with Olivia Taylor Dudley taking over for Sosie Bacon as Alice Quinn. Rick Worthy has been cast as Dean Fogg, Anne Dudek as Professor Sunderland, and Esmé Bianco has also been cast. On December 16, 2015, Syfy broadcast an advance commercial-free screening of the first episode, which was followed by the second episode on January 25, 2016.
In February 2016, the programme was renewed for a second season, which debuted on January 25, 2017. The series was renewed for a third season of 13 episodes on April 12, 2017, and it began on January 10, 2018. The series was renewed for a fourth season of 13 episodes on February 28, 2018, and it began on January 23, 2019. Syfy renewed the series for a fifth season on January 22, 2019, which will air on January 15, 2020. Syfy confirmed on March 3, 2020 that the fifth season will be the series' last season.
What's the status of magicians season 6?
There are currently no plans for a sixth season of The Magicians. When the programme was cancelled, Syfy issued an emotional statement praising the show's amazing crew, creators, actors, writers, and everyone else involved, saying, “Because of you, magic will remain in our hearts forever.” For fans, the enchantment is genuine, and the desire for more episodes will always be there in their hearts. It's unfortunate that The Magicians season 6 didn't work out, but according to co-creator John McNamara during his interview with TVInsider, the end was on the way.
But don't lose hope as there is no information till now, there may be in the future. For that, keep visiting our website because you will get all the updates here in this article.