The Magicians (2015– )
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Unauthorized Magic 

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A smart, geeky and socially awkward young man is amazed to realize that the Magic he's so passionate about is actually real, when he's unexpectedly invited to attend a college of magic in New York.


Mike Cahill


Sera Gamble (created for television by), John McNamara (created for television by) | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Ralph ... Quentin Coldwater
Stella Maeve ... Julia Wicker
Olivia Taylor Dudley ... Alice Quinn
Hale Appleman ... Eliot Waugh
Arjun Gupta ... William 'Penny' Adiyodi
Summer Bishil ... Margo Hanson
Jade Tailor ... Kady Orloff-Diaz
Rick Worthy ... Henry Fogg
David Call ... Pete
Michael Cassidy ... James
Wayne Pére ... Professor Van Der Weghe (as Wayne Péré)
Laura Fraser ... Female Professor
Tembi Locke ... Jennifer London
Esmé Bianco ... Eliza
Rose Liston ... Jane Chatwin


A seemingly depressed man is ready for graduate school, and things start to make sense to him when he is accepted into a college for future magicians. The world of fantasy that he has loved so much growing up becomes a reality. His best friend is not so lucky, and she gets involved with a not so prestigious group of magicians. Written by Steven Shelton

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery



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Release Date:

16 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Julia makes a long curved scratch on her arm. When we see her next, her arm has a shorter and straighter scar. See more »


Dean Fogg: My apologies for the rocky road. We certainly didn't intend for Bob to die on you.
Quentin Coldwater: The alumni guy?
Dean Fogg: Mm-hmm.
Quentin Coldwater: He works for you?
Dean Fogg: Mm-hmm.
Quentin Coldwater: Was he murdered?
Dean Fogg: Snuck a box of Oreos.
Quentin Coldwater: Magicians can't eat Oreos?
Dean Fogg: Diabetics can't eat Oreos.
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Blown away!!!!!
26 December 2015 | by zuchadarkoSee all my reviews

I have already read other reviews and I must say that they are not wright ,this is a show with so much potential! First,characters are complete and you have a feeling that you stepped into their world,a lot of magic everywhere,It's a mix of so many,you can feel Harry Potter,Narnia,Stardust,people are craving for a show like this,I'm hoping the writing will be good as they did for the pilot,It hold my attention like no other TV pilot did in years,Already they have a biggest fan,ME!! Can't wait for January to start! BRAVO SYFY So as I did say already I was blown away and eager for more! Love when an episode goes like it ended after a few minutes

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