In April 2017, the series was renewed for a third season of 13 episodes, which premiered on January 10, 2018.
The hit series based on Lev Grossman’s best-selling novels returns for Season 3, as our intrepid team of Magicians now face a world without magic. In order to regain what has been lost, they must embark on a series of quests to find seven keys that will restore enchantment to all worlds. Amid this chaos, the threat of losing their crowns looms as Eliot and Margo battle angry Fillorians and merciless Fairies who are tired of being ruled by children of Earth.
📚 Based on Lev Grossman – The Magicians (The Magicians #1) 🎧 and Lev Grossman – The Magician King (The Magicians #2) – veering off course from the books when it serves the plot.
If you’ve read the trilogy, expect to notice a few differences in the TV adaptation. Lev Grossman is involved with the show, but the medium makes it necessary for the writers and producers to make changes from the source material. For instance, while Julia’s journey through the magical world isn’t revealed to readers until the second book, the show presents her struggles as mirroring Quentin’s from the very beginning.
On the same note, some things from the books don’t happen. Others happen differently. There’s also stuff happening that isn’t in the books. As far as adaptations go, The Magicians is one of the best, perfectly capturing the spirit of the trilogy and its characters. However, if you’re a purist, you might want to prepare yourself. [Gem Finder]
It looks like we have the SyFy/Foxtel shuffle occurring for this series in Australia with the Season 3 not being available via Prime Video or Netflix. Season 3 was available for catch-up on Foxtel Now, but no episodes are still streaming.
2019-Jan : The Magicians S1, S2 and S3 are now available on Prime Video.
–Spoilers below the cut–
The Magicians 3×01 – The Tales of the Seven Keys
Quentin tries to find someone who can bring magic back; Julia explores her small, but significant gift; Eliot and Margo struggle under the hostile fairy occupation; Kady searches for a way to heal Penny.
The nicknames the peacock-man (the Great Cock) gives our protagonists;
Margo (Summer Bishil): The One-Eyed Conqueror
Penny (Arjun Gupta): The Traveller
Kady (Jade Tailor): The Warrior
Julia (Stella Maeve): The God-Touched *
Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley): The Torture Artist
And finally… Quentin (Jason Ralph): The Fool [Quentin had been referred to as “The Fool” already by Jane Chatwin]
Josh (Trevor Einhorn): The Lover of Tomatoes [quite literally, because Josh bred tomatoes. Missing from the season preview]
The Magicians 3×02 – Heroes and Morons
Eliot travels to a faraway place in search of a special object; Alice runs from a monster; Quentin, Kady and Josh continue the desperate search for magic; Penny’s condition worsens.
The Magicians 3×03 – The Losses of Magic
Quentin, Alice and her parents must deal with a Lamprey. Kady and Julia summon a demon to save Penny. A band of pirates capture Eliot’s boat.
The Magicians 3×04 – Be the Penny
Penny is stuck in the astral plane, and helplessly observes as Eliot and his family are being hunted by cannibals in the Neitherlands and his friends at Brakebills dealing with his passing.
The Magicians 3×05 – A Life in the Day
Julia helps Alice navigate a personal crisis as Quentin and Eliot go on an adventure.
The Magicians 3×06 – Do You Like Teeth?
Quentin faces his most formidable foe yet as Julia helps Alice with a dangerous endeavor.
The Magicians 3×07 – Poached Eggs
Margo makes a bold stand against the Fairy Queen. Quentin and Penny try to retrieve a lost item.
The Magicians 3×08 – Six Short Stories About Magic
Julia and Fen investigate a dangerous group of Magicians as Eliot and Margo’s reign is challenged.
The Magicians 3×09 – All That Josh
Quentin, Kady and Alice try to convince an old friend to return home.
The Magicians 3×10 – The Art of the Deal
Quentin and Alice search the castle for an important object while Julia and Fen work with an enemy.
The Magicians 3×11 – Twenty-Three
The group strategizes as Josh and Julia travel to a familiar place and are given a chance to help.
The Magicians 3×12 – The Fillorian Candidate
The political situation in Fillory comes to a head. Julia makes amends and Alice makes a confession.
The Magicians 3×13 – The Fillorian Candidate
The group finds what they’re looking for and attempt once and for all to get magic back.
Seven Keys: seven Friends
The story of the keys was told as a tale to young children in Fillory. Most fillorian adults didn’t believe it, however, sometimes pirates were said to venture into the After Island in search of it.
🗝 The Illusion Key: Found by Elliott.
🗝 The Truth Key: Found by Julia
🗝 The Time Key: Found by Quentin
🗝 The Abyss (Depression) Key: Found by Quentin but Obtained by Penny (and also possibly why Benedict was still so incredibly lonely in the end of 308)
🗝 The Unity Key: Found by Josh first, then Kady/Alice/Quentin
🗝 The Fairy (Realm) Key:
🗝 The Vision Key: Found by Julia
S4? The series has already been renewed for a fourth installment. The 13-episode fourth season will premiere on Syfy in 2019.
Fourth season 23 Jan 2019, SyFy.