‘The Magicians’ Renewed for Season 3 on Syfy

Cable network orders 13 more episodes of fantasy drama series based on the best-selling novels by Lev Grossman

“The Magicians” has been renewed for a third season by Syfy, the cable network announced Wednesday.

The network has picked up the drama series for another 13-episode season to follow the currently airing second season. Season 3 will premiere in 2018.

A Universal Cable Productions series, “The Magicians” centers on Quentin (Jason Ralph), a brilliant grad student chosen to attend Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic.

Quentin and his 20-something friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real when they unwittingly invite a malevolent entity from the other side into their world. Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta and Summer Bishil also star.

“The Magicians” is based on Lev Grossman’s series of bestselling novels. John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Chris Fisher serve as executive producers alongside Groundswell Productions’ Michael London and Janice Williams.

The show airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Syfy, with the season finale to air on April 19.