The Magicians, The Expanse Return Dates Set — Plus: Watch New Trailers

The Magicians will cast a spell over Syfy with its Season 2 premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 9/8c.

The fantasy series centers around a group of twentysomethings with magical abilities who discover that the stories they read about as children aren’t fiction. In Season 2, the “unlikely heroes have been thrust into even more dangerous and unfamiliar territory, and must draw upon their novice skills to defeat a threat that could destroy the magical world itself,” the official description reads. “Driven by power, revenge and survival, they learn that those who entered the hauntingly beautiful world of Fillory will never be the same as those who leave.”

A marathon of the first season airs Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9:30 am to 11 pm.

Additionally, the network announced that The Expanse Season 2 will debut with two episodes on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 10 pm. When the show returns, “the cold war between Earth and Mars is on the brink of an all-out battle.”

Press PLAY below to watch fresh trailers for both series, then hit the comments with your thoughts on what’s in store.

The Magicians Season 2

The Expanse Season 2

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  1. kate says:

    While I will probably rewatch the Magicians, I don’t really need to, but I hope they do a marathon of the Expanse because, well, I think I understand everything they are talking about (or as much as our main team does) but I feel like now that I have a good idea, I’d like to see it again. I haven’t looked to see if it is on Netflix, but, Sci Fi does the kind of annoying grouping of commercials on demand, so there will be like a ten minute block of them in an unexpected place.

  2. I really wanted to like The Expanse. It’s the kind of show I like and I tried sooo hard. It was just really bad. Like embarrassingly so, given the hype leading up to it. And kinda boring. No interesting characters, a plot that barely existed and an overwhelming sense that we are building up to something that never actually happens. I’m not going to bother with Season 2.
    The Magicians wasn’t great either but based on the trailer, I’m going to give it another chance. It does have potential.

    • Disappointed_In_Shameless_EP says:

      You’re just wrong – really really wrong in both accounts – they were both excellent but not generally appealling to your standard short attention span viewers

  3. Ian says:

    The production of The Magicians… its very good-looking. But I don’t know. Hopefully the season’s storytelling draws me in. I gave The Shannara Chronicles up in a hot second even thought the fantasy and graphics were rather gorgeous. Because why did I have to see Eliot macking some woman? In a post -Trump elect world, I have even less time for misrepresentation.

  4. Martin says:

    I loved the first season of The Expanse!
    Can’t see the trailers for 2nd season though. “This content is not available in your location”. Thanks Drumpf!

  5. Disappointed_In_Shameless_EP says:

    crappy embedded trailers that I can’t expand to full screen – so no i own’t watch them here – i’ll watch them someowhere else