The Magicians Season 6: Will It Return For Another Season?

Based on Lev Grossman’s 2009 novel of the same name, The Magicians is one of Syfy and Netflix’s most well-known fantasy shows. Critics and fans had conflicting reactions to the fourth film in the series, but the overall reception was good because to the efforts of series creator Sera Gamble, director John McNamara, and an outstanding cast. Is Season 6 of The Magicians in the works? What we know thus far is as follows:

The Magicians Season 6 Renewal Status

Many people are disappointed that The Magicians will no longer air on Syfy. The last episode of the fifth season was the series finale. Unfortunately, this means that season six will not be happening. Lev Grossman served as a consultant on the initial television adaptation of the novels by Sera Gamble and John McNamara.

Each of the two seasons, which premiered in 2016, included thirteen episodes. Most viewers kept watching The Magicians despite the backlash, but Syfy has pulled the plug. Syfy released a statement thanking the show’s creators, cast, writers, directors, and crew for their tremendous work throughout the course of the show’s five seasons. The broadcaster was also appreciative of the viewers.

Sera Gamble and John McNamara discussed the cancellation in an interview, but the statement offered no further context. McNamara said Gamble continued by saying they had a feeling that Syfy was approaching the stage where the cup was full and there was not any more capacity coming into this season, referring to the network’s financial concerns.

The Magicians Season 6 Release Date

Syfy has confirmed that the upcoming fifth season will be the final one. Since Syfy has canceled future episodes of The Magicians, it’s clear that there will be no confirmation of a season 6 premiere. So, it’s official: The Magicians won’t be back for season 6, disappointing fans everywhere. It is uncertain since a proper and obvious justification for this choice has not been given. In addition, on April 1, 2020, after five highly successful seasons, the show was canceled.

The Magicians Storyline

Throughout the course of his training at Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy, Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) learns that the magical world depicted in his beloved childhood novel is real and constitutes a threat to humanity. Meanwhile, his childhood buddy Julia’s life is turned upside down when she is turned away from school and goes on the hunt for magic elsewhere.

Sera Gamble spoke to THR about Season 4’s main character, Jason Ralph, and his impact. It’s not that The Magicians wraps up Quentin’s story. That Quentin Coldwater has died on the program that Jason Ralph is no anymore a series regular, and how the story will develop as a result.

The Magicians Cast and characters

  • Jason Ralph as Quentin Coldwater, a graduate student. He enrolls at Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy to be trained as a magician.
  • Ralph also portrays Quentin Coldwater from an alternate timeline, the same timeline as Penny-23.
  • Stella Maeve as Julia Wicker, Quentin’s childhood friend, an Ivy League student who is not admitted to Brakebills.
  • Maeve also portrays the sister of the Monster at the End of the World, inhabiting Julia’s body.
  • Olivia Taylor Dudley as Alice Quinn, a naturally gifted magician whose parents are magicians and who comes from a neglected home life.
  • Hale Appleman as Eliot Waugh, a student at Brakebills and senior to Quentin, with whom he is close friends.
  • Appleman also portrays the Monster at the End of the World inhabiting Eliot’s body in season 4.
  • Arjun Gupta as William “Penny” Adiyodi, Quentin’s roommate and peer.
  • Gupta also plays “Penny-23”, an alternate timeline version of Penny who comes to the main timeline.
  • Summer Bishil as Margo Hanson, equivalent to Janet from the novels.
  • Rick Worthy as Henry Fogg, the dean of Brakebills.
  • Jade Tailor as Kady Orloff-Diaz, a tough, rebellious Brakebills student who attracts Penny’s attention in and out of the classroom.
  • Brittany Curran as Fen, Eliot’s Fillorian wife.
  • Trevor Einhorn as Josh Hoberman, a former Brakebills student who was one of the members of a group that went missing.
  • Charles Shaughnessy as Christopher Plover, the reclusive author of the Fillory books and a childhood hero of Quentin’s.
  • Hannah Levien as Victoria Gradley, a traveler and Brakebills student who was one of three survivors of a class trip to Fillory, and became a prisoner of the Beast.
  • David Call as Pete, one of the confidants who welcome Julia into the clandestine underworld of hedge witches to develop her latent skills.
  • Michael Cassidy as James, Julia’s boyfriend.
  • Esmé Bianco as Jane Chatwin, a character from the Fillory and Further novels who also appears to Quentin, helping to guide him on his magical journey.
  • Rose Liston as young Jane Chatwin
  • Anne Dudek as Pearl Sunderland, a teacher at Brakebills and Penny’s mentor.
  • Kacey Rohl as Marina Andrieski, one of the hedge mages who welcome Julia into a clandestine underworld to develop her latent skills.
  • Rohl also portrays “Marina-23”, a Marina from an alternate timeline who comes to the main timeline.
  • Charles Mesure as Martin Chatwin / the Beast, Jane and Rupert’s brother.

The Magicians Season 6 Plotline

There were many loose ends at the end of Season 5 of The Magicians, and it would have been exciting to see what the writers had in mind for the characters and plot in Season 6. It’s impossible to guess what the ending would have been like, but it probably involved Julia’s rise to power, Margo and Fray teaming up to fight monsters, and Alice assuming the throne as High King. Whether or not Alice and Quentin will reconcile is likewise unknown. Fans who desire resolutions to these plots will never receive them.

The Magicians Season 6 Trailer

Since the series has been canceled, there won’t be a trailer for season 6. Watch the preview for Season 5 below!

Where can I watch The Magicians?

The series can also be viewed online via SyFy’s website. In the United States, you may watch every episode of The Magicians from the show’s first season on Netflix. There is currently no other streaming service that provides access to the series than Netflix. The show is available on Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, etc., and its episodes can be purchased individually.

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