Brakebills’ latest freshman class has already gotten the green-light for its sophomore semesters. Joining Syfy’s other novel exploration, The Expanse, Lev Grossman’s Magicians series has also gotten a 13-episode order for season two.
Frequently referred to as “Harry Potter for adults,” The Magicians is a fun mix of adventure, humor and conflict. More than just Best Selling brethren, The Magicians and The Expanse (read our review on the latter!) continue to cement Syfy’s growing catalogue of dramatic, scripted television. Coming in around 1.6 to 1.7 million viewers over their opening chapters – which are not great, but still strong numbers – the two shows are proving that fans will tune in for smart, thoughtful stories. No dumbing down required.
The Magicians is airing now Monday nights on Syfy and The Expanse returns January 2017.
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