After being recruited to a secretive academy, a group of students discover that the magic they read about as children is very real-and more dangerous than they ever imagined.
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Series cast summary:
Stella Maeve ...  Julia Wicker / ... 65 episodes, 2015-2020
Hale Appleman ...  Eliot Waugh / ... 65 episodes, 2015-2020
Arjun Gupta ...  William 'Penny' Adiyodi / ... 65 episodes, 2015-2020
Summer Bishil ...  Margo Hanson / ... 65 episodes, 2015-2020
Olivia Taylor Dudley ...  Alice Quinn 64 episodes, 2015-2020
Jason Ralph ...  Quentin Coldwater / ... 52 episodes, 2015-2019
Jade Tailor ...  Kady Orloff-Diaz 51 episodes, 2015-2020
Brittany Curran ...  Fen 42 episodes, 2017-2020
Rick Worthy ...  Henry Fogg / ... 41 episodes, 2015-2020
Trevor Einhorn ...  Josh Hoberman / ... 35 episodes, 2016-2020


After being recruited to a secretive academy, a group of students discover that the magic they read about as children is very real and more dangerous than they ever imagined. But will getting hooked on the thrill of magic distract them from honing their powers when they need them most?

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Magic is a Monster. See more »


Drama | Fantasy | Mystery


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Marina, Kady, and Pete do not exist in the book series. However, the nickname Kady uses with the Free Traders, Asmodeus, does exist in the books. See more »


Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: The Magicians S1-3 (2019) See more »

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Really picks up steam after season 1
17 February 2019 | by jenidixon-25362See all my reviews

I am surprised by how much I enjoy this series. The wit and intelligence in the writing, the character development, the acting... all of it is terrific. Season 1 is so-so, and at the very end of that season it feels like the writers were told to kick it into high gear because the final episodes build story line after story line to set up the next seasons. In Season 3 there is an episode that is so heartfelt that I weeped both times I watched it and just thinking about the story that was told in that episode (episode 5!) gives me chills. I was very surprised to find this fun/witty show could evoke so much emotion out of me in one episode. That episode stayed with me for a few days after watching it, which to me that is my mark of brilliant storytelling - I just couldn't stop thinking about it. I'm hooked. If you watch and get bored in season 1, stick with it! You will be very glad you did.

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