SYFY canceled the show after five seasons. The Syfy series, based on the novel of the same name by Lev Grossman, will not be renewed for the sixth season. The magicians have reached the end of the road. The class is officially canceled at Brakebills Academy.
According to Deadline, Syfy is ready to disconnect her fantasy thriller The Magicians after 5 seasons of magical shenanigans. The sudden announcement means that the season currently airing on genre cable will be the final act of the series, with the conclusion scheduled to air on April 1.The finale is just around the corner for The Magicians. The current fifth season of the fantasy drama series will be the last; the finale of season 3 on April 1 will serve as the series finale. There is no denying that fans of the Syfy series, which is very popular on Netflix, would not be disappointed by more episodes, a spin-off or even feature films that tell more exciting stories from the fascinating world of The Magicians.
It's very sad news that things didn't work out for the sixth season of The Magicians, but it seems that the end was approaching, according to co-creator John McNamara during his meeting with TVInsider. There's still a chance that Netflix could step in to save The Magicians, but given the associated costs, you probably shouldn't hold your breath. The Magicians is produced by sister Syfy UCP, who has a library agreement with Netflix where fantasy drama gets a significant portion of its viewing. As for whether the show was selling out, viewers can attest that The Magicians really proved in season 5 that it could weather any storm.
For years, The Magicians was one of SyFy's best, earning respectable ratings according to the now industry-standard Live +7 metric, which takes into account the delay in viewing. There is no way to determine when The Magicians would shoot its sixth season in case the order came, but it's good to know that another way out has been discussed, so if plans were to come up to start filming, it wouldn't be long in the development stages as far as having to start from scratch as far as the story could go. In its current fifth season, The Magicians has been averaging 881,000 live+7 total viewers, 415,000 of them in the adult 18-49 demographic. While those of you who are intimately familiar with how The Magicians is made may be panicking right now because you know that production ended last year, as it turns out that the showrunners had a feeling that this could be the end.
By enrolling at Brakebills University of Magical Pedagogy to train as a magician, Quentin Coldwater discovers that the magical world of his favorite children's book is real and poses a threat to humanity. There are a lot of shows that fans would like Netflix to bring back, like Manifest or Hannibal and yes, of course, The Magicians as well. As is so often the case, The Magicians was ultimately defeated by a double blow of diminishing ratings and rising costs. While that's still healthy for a basic cable series among declining linear ratings, it's half the audience that The Magicians delivered in its first two seasons.
There were talks to try to bring the sixth season of The Magicians to life at other outlets, including NBC Universal.