The Magicians returns for its fifth season on January 15th and Syfy has released a new trailer that hints at the magical mayhem to come.
Following Quentin Coldwater’s sacrifice at the end of Season 4, the remaining band of magicians must learn to navigate the world without him. Julia, Alice, Eliot, Margo, Penny and the rest must work to fend off a coming apocalypse on their own.
The Magicians, adapted from the series of novels by Lev Grossman, stars Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor, Brittany Curran and Trevor Einhorn. The series is executive produced by John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Henry Alonso Myers, Chris Fisher, Michael London and Janice Williams in partnership with Groundswell Productions.
In reviewing The Magicians episode “The Side Effect” earlier this year, Rolling Stone television critic Alan Sepinwall wrote, “The show has long operated the way any smart TV series does, bending and deviating from its primary mission and group when exciting new opportunities present themselves…the creative team smartly keeps track of what the characters are going through in the midst of the various nonsensical quests, and those emotional journeys take center stage every few weeks in hours that are about more than just inching the plot forward.”