The Cast of THE MAGICIANS Talks Season 2, Plus Photos

THE MAGICIANS Season 2 is set to include new characters, new troubles, and apparently a couple of new musicals. 

Executive producers of The MagiciansSera Gamble and John McNamara, reveal some insights as to where the characters are and where they’re going in season 2. But Gamble was quick to make note of the fact that there will be some musical numbers included in there somewhere.

“We have one or two massive musical numbers over the course of the season, largely because John McNamara’s writing the show, and that’s kind of his thing.”

But they get into what’s planned for the characters that we’ve grown to love.

QUENTIN AND ALICE | Still on the outs following their split last season, the ex-couple is “having the kind of troubles that go along with your first substantial, adult relationship,” Gamble describes. “Exacerbated by otherworldly creatures trying to kill them,” McNamara adds. You know, just typical romantic woes.

ELIOT AND MARGO | Fillory’s new king isn’t the only one getting a crown in Season 2. His friends also become royalty, and Margo “takes being High Queen of Fillory deadly seriously,” Gamble previews. “It’s why Eliot calls her Fillory Clinton [in an upcoming episode]. In a group of young magicians, who to various degrees do not have their s—t together, she’s probably the only one naturally suited to the job. Eliot is a consummate party host, but he’s struggling with the daily responsibility [of being King], not to mention the incredibly ill-fitting monogamy that he has to take on. Margo is sort of born to be not only royalty, but also truly a ruler. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. And it also doesn’t mean she’s easily accepted as a ruler.”

PENNY | After losing his hands and getting them back with some troubling consequences, Penny is handling — no pun intended — his condition “badly,” McNamara teases. “He’s got a lot to deal with. We go deep into his suffering. It isn’t just physical.”

Read the full article to find out about the other characters in the show, or check out the photos from the first episode of season 2, “King of Crowns.”

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