The Magicians Season 5: First Look Trailer and Premiere Date

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It’s almost time to return to the magical world of The Magicians. 

Syfy on Monday revealed that the fifth season of its hit drama series would hit the air January 15 at 10/9c. 

The network also dropped a new trailer that teases some spooky happenings. That’s just par for the course with this series!

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

Last season, magic was saved, but at a terrible cost: the life of Quentin Coldwater, who died heroically to save his friends – and the world.

Julia, Alice, Eliot, Margo, Penny and their friends (and frenemies) must learn to navigate a world without him.

Now, a new threat has arisen: in freeing magic, the balance tipped the other way and there’s too damn much of it, and as the excess builds, an apocalypse looms.

Can the magicians get their shit together to save the world without Q?

The Magicians stars Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor, Brittany Curran and Trevor Einhorn.

The series is executive produced by John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Henry Alonso Myers, Chris Fisher and Groundswell Productions’ Michael London and Janice Williams. 

The Magicians is now the longest-running series on the cable network. The network has been on a cancellation spree over the last few years, with Killjoys, Happy!, Krypton, Nightflyers, Z Nation, and Deadly Class getting the pink slip. 

Nightflyers was a high-profile drama from Game of Thrones‘ George R.R. Martin. It failed to catch on with audiences and was nixed after just one season. 

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Wynonna Earp and Van Helsing are the only other shows airing on the network that have not been canceled. 

The former has been renewed for Season 4, while the latter is airing its fourth season. 

Watch the trailer for The Magicians Season 5 below. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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