The Magicians meets Game of Thrones in epic new trailer for Season 2

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May 5, 2017, 2:21 PM EDT (Updated)

The next season of The Magicians is getting a whole lot bigger, and the latest trailer shows just how much the Brakebills gang will be channeling Game of Thrones when the show returns.

The footage here is pretty much all about Fillory, as the gang learns it’s not all throne rooms and parties when you’re ruling a magical kingdom. The new kings and queens of Fillory have to deal with rival kingdoms, the fallout from the Beast’s reign of terror,  and a whole lot more. In case you don’t catch the Thrones-esque parallels, they even throw in a Ned Stark joke to be sure it hits home.

The first season really embraced the world of Fillory at the back half of the year, and the show’s 2017 return aims to pay it off on it in spades. It'll be interesting to see how the series balances the "real" world at Brakebills and the fantastical world of Fillory, or if it goes full-on fantasy epic for a chunk of the season.

Season 2 of The Magicians premieres Jan. 25, 2017, on Syfy.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think: