SYFY Renews ‘The Magicians’ for Season 5, Promotes Henry Alonso Myers to Co-Showrunner

SYFY has renewed The Magicians for Season 5. The news arrives one day before the series returns for its fourth season.

“We couldn’t be happier or more excited to conjure another year of magic and all it entails — love, hate, loyalty, betrayal, sex, foul language, drugs, battling gods, monsters and the most dangerous enemies of all: other human beings,” said executive producers and co-showrunners, John McNamara and Sera Gamble in a press release.  “We have the best writers, producers, directors, cast and crew in the charted multiverse. Here’s how strongly we believe this: anyone who tries to poach a single one of them will be cursed. And we have the voodoo dolls to do it.”

Henry Alonso Myers, who has served as an Executive Producer and writer on the series, will also be joining McNamara and Gamble next season as a co-showrunner on The Magicians.

“Having been a fan of Lev’s books since before meeting with John and Sera, the opportunity to bring his world to life has been like a dream come true,” said Myers. “It’s rare in this business to find a combination of great material, great creative partners, and a phenomenal production team like ours. I’m not sure which particular dark magic landed me here, but I’ll be sure to keep doing all of it in secret, just in case.”

“Henry has been with the show since minute one of Season 1. His talent, professionalism and love of all things magical has been instrumental to our success. We couldn’t be happier to see him become co-showrunner. Also, he bakes the greatest bread this side of the Hudson River,” added McNamara and Gamble.

Based off the bestselling novels by Lev Grossman, The Magicians centers on a group of 20-something friends from Brakebills University as they discover their magical abilities and ward off evil creatures who threaten to destroy the magical world they’ve come to know.

Season 4 of The Magicians premieres on SYFY tomorrow, Wednesday, January 23 at 9/8c

Bilal Mian
Bilal Mian
Bilal is the Editor-in-Chief of The Workprint. Follow him on Twitter @Bilal_Mian.

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