Television

Season 2 of “The Magicians” and “The Expanse” get premiere dates with new trailers

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SYFY released a quick preview for the sophomore season of “The Magicians,” and the second season of “The Expanse” this week. The network confirmed today that “The Magicians” will return on January 25th at 9pm, following a gigantic season 1 marathon that will begin this Saturday at 9:30am.

The show has been quite a hit for SYFY, the series is based on the bestselling novels from Lev Grossman. The drama centers on Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) and his 20-something friends as they discover their magical abilities at Brakebills University, a secret grad school specializing in magic. While there, they come to the realization that the fantasies they read about as children are all too real, and unwittingly invite a malevolent entity from the other side into their lives.

Heading into Season 2, this group of 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. 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. Fans can watch the season 2 trailer of “The Magicians” below.

As for the “The Expanse,” that show will premiere this winter on February 8, 2017 with a double-episode premiere. The story unfolds across a colonized galaxy 200 years in the future, when two strangers – a hardened detective, Joe Miller (Thomas Jane), and a rogue ship’s captain, James Holden (Steven Strait) – become unwittingly swept up in a vast conspiracy to cover up a horrific human experiment.

As Season 2 kicks off with interplanetary tensions at an all-time high, the cold war between Earth and Mars is on the brink of an all-out battle. The series is based on the New York Times bestselling book series collectively known as “The Expanse,” written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey). Fans can watch the season 2 trailer of “The Expanse” below.

So set your reminders and enjoy the return of two popular SYFY series.