The Magicians Season 3 first look: In Fillory, what’s life without magic?

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Nov 26, 2017, 11:40 AM EST (Updated)

Season 3 of SYFY's The Magicians is just a flip of the calendar from its January debut, and today we’re getting our first official look at what life’s become for the Brakebills bunch — now that their whole world’s been turned super-sideways.

If SYFY's all-new preview trailer offers anything to go by, it looks like the darkest moments of Season 2 were just an appetizer for the sort of desperation and darkness we’ll come to know once the new normal of Season 3 begins to set in.

Without getting too spoilery, when we left off at the end of last season, we had gods dying under sinister circumstances, other gods getting supremely mad about it, and our intrepid world-straddling gang of heroes left to live with the consequences.

Chief among those, and affecting pretty much everything else, is the pesky little consequence of the gang finding out the gods suddenly have yanked their — and nearly everyone else’s — magic cards.


After the climax of last season’s finale, is magic really defunct everywhere? Watch the trailer and you be the judge … but it looks to us like there just might yet be a teeny-tiny little spark. Whether that spark becomes a flame, though — well, we’ll just have to wait and see as Season 3 unfolds.

Set amid the personal entanglements of the supernaturally gifted 20-somethings at Brakebills University, a secret institution specializing in magic, The Magicians has become a cult hit the past two seasons.

Negotiating the hidden magical world of Fillory, along with all the wonder and menace it poses, the gang find themselves on a mission to save an unwitting Earth from destruction wrought by forces that’ve been lurking just behind a curtain of illusion all along. Problem is, regular people have no idea just how close they are to being an extinct species, so it's up to our handful of heroes to intervene.

Still need a primer? Head on over to the comprehensive landing page for The Magicians, and get yourself caught up. 

Season 3 of The Magicians comes back to SYFY on Jan. 10, 2018, with the debut episode set to kick off at 9/8 CST.