NYCC 2016: The Cast of Syfy’s “The Magicians” Regaled us with Hints about the Second Season
Syfy’s The Magicians enchanted fans during their first season as viewers were pulled into a familiar world with a magical twist. Throughout the first season, audiences had the chance to bond with the characters on the screen and watched as they grew, backslid, grew some more, and work through struggles associated with a descent into magic.
Since the season finale left viewers hanging, the cast and crew of The Magicians opened up to us at New York Comic Con to give us some hints as to what fans can expect when season two airs after the New Year.
John McNamara and Sera Gamble started out the line of interviews and whetted our appetites for season two. Riding the waves of success they experienced from the first season, the pair were excited to talk to us about the direction their headed in for the new season.
When asked about what fans could expect, John McNamara described the season as “one big who-done-it” or rather “who is doing it.” Viewers will also get a chance to see more about the magical world of Fillory and learn about the bigger world of magic embedded in the series.
Next up was Olivia Taylor Dudley (Alice Quinn) and Jason Ralph (Quentin Coldwater) who shared a little bit about what can be expected from their characters in season two. After what Ralph described as “a big betrayal” occurred in season one, the two put to bed any suspicion that the relationship would be over. Dudley explained that whether or not they were together or apart, their relationship would continue, because it is a big, complicated thing that one event cannot destroy.
Both mentioned they were grateful that everyone will return in season two, considering how sketchy it was for a few of the characters. Though they could not give us a lot of information on the new season, Ralph explained that this season will allow the characters to look at their world from “a broader perspective.”
Hale Appleman (Eliot Waugh) and Summer Bishil (Margo Hanson) discussed what was in line for their characters in the upcoming season. After a huge change for Eliot, who became the high king of Fillory (in turn marrying the blacksmith’s daughter), he and Margo’s relationship became complicated and it is a situation that will continue to be discussed in the second season.
However, Bishil pointed out that Margo is fiercely independent and viewers will not see her fall apart in light of the latest development. There is more to come as the two work through the new circumstances under which they have to live.
Stella Maeve (Julia Wicker) and Jade Tailor (Kady Orloff-Diaz) told us that “all of our favorite spots” would be amplified this season, including Fillory, Brakebills, and even New York City. Their two characters will also be exploring a “deep relationship” together, though they got a little silly when they were asked to clarify the nature of it, especially when asked if their characters would get a chance to “bond more” this season.
Unfortunately, our time in the press room was cut short and we were unable to get Arjun Gupta (Penny Adiyodi) and Rick Worthy (Dean Fogg) on camera, though our friends over at The Geekiary did and you can watch the video HERE.
In short, Gupta discussed Penny’s new adjustment to having lost his hands, considering hands are “a conduit for magic” and explained it will be dealt with in the upcoming season. Rick Worthy’s Dean Fogg will also have some things to face this season as he tries to maintain order and help his students.
All in all, it sounds like The Magicians season two is going to be one heck of a ride. Between the “who-done-it” overarching story line and all of the personal character growth within it, the students of Brakebills are in for an adventure.