First Look! The Cast of 'The Magicians' Fill(ory) Us in on Season 3's Mystical Quest
"Season 3 has been my favorite year so far," raves Stella Maeve, whose Julia is the only one with any sort of magic left at her finger tips. "The season starts out with her and Quentin (Jason Ralph) trying to figure out why she has it."
Now a series regular, look for Brittany Curran's Fen to factor into an unexpected pairing beyond her arranged marriage to Eliot (Hale Appleman).
Back in Fillory, Eliot (Hale Appleman) and Margo (Summer Bishil) "are tackling the fairy problem," says Appleman of the season-finale's arrival of some very unhappy entities.
Ralph says the former besties Quentin and Julia will be back together "for a second" thanks to their shared need to restore magic. But before long, all sorts of new pairings will begin to take shape.
"Alice this season is in a quarter-life crisis," reveals Olivia Taylor Dudley, adding that it will take some time before her character actually figures out "how she really feels about magic." One thing that is immediately clear, though, is that Alice will still be unhappy with Quentin for getting magic shut down when the season begins.
Jade Tailor (pictured here with new cast regular Trevor Einhorn's Josh) says that Kady will be in a "really dark place" when the show returns. "We ended last season with Penny ravaged by this disease we know is killing him...and there is no magic left to solve that."
Is Alice destined to become a crazy cat lady? Probably not, although she will spend time with other fuzzy animals later in the season, and it is hilarious.
Arjun Gupta teases that the ailing "Penny is placed into extraordinary situations that bring out new colors" this season. And apparently, some fancy AF new duds!
Without magic, Margo will have to set her (limited) sights on a new way to appease the Fairy Queen (Candis Cayne) after she shows up looking for the royal baby that was promised to her last season.
Syfy's enchanting adaptation of Lev Grossman's novels is back, but magic certainly isn't!
When The Magicians returns for Season 3 on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 9/8c, Quentin (Jason Ralph) and his squad will have to take it upon themselves to save the day now that Q's past actions (killing a god was apparently a no-no) have led to a complete magic power-outage.
High seas and epic quests keep the gang moving forward, even without magic.
"We all end up on a quest together," says Ralph of the season's arc, which finds our heroes hitting the seas on a mystical ship and maybe hiding why each of them wants to get magic restored. "You have a lot of people who are concerned about their own corner of magic and how that affects them."
And we have a lot of exclusive first-look pics from Season 3, so click away, and we'll see you at Brakebills in January!
The Magicians Season 3 premieres Wednesday, Jan. 10, 9/8c, Syfy