The Magicians centers around Brakebills University, a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spell casting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity.
Word is out this morning that The Magicians will be coming to an end after its current fifth season. The sad news comes with five episodes remaining in the drama's run, with its finale on April 1 now set to act as its series ender.
The show was a solid performer for the cable network during its time on the air. Over the course of 60+ episodes it has garnered generally-favorable reviews from both critics and audiences, while pulling in decent ratings among key demographics.
Adapted from the Lev Grossman novel trilogy of the same name, The Magicians follows a graduate student who enrolls at a magical college only to discover that the fantasy world from popular children's books is actually based in truth and poses a danger to his world.