In a landscape of truly amazing television programs, a lot of series get swallowed up under the behemoth weight of shows like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, but it shouldn’t be overlooked that Syfy is making some of the best genre shows on TV. Two of their very finest are returning for season twos (seasons two?) and have just shared new teaser trailers and release dates. One is the fantasy adventure The Magicians, based on the novels by Lev Grossman, and the other is the sci-fi mystery-drama The Expanse, based on the novels by James S.A. Corey.
The first season of The Expanse was one of the best in sci-fi TV history, in the humble opinion of we folks. It unveiled a larger story of the disparate people of Earth, Mars, and the Asteroid Belt growing ever-nearer to the brink of war, all housed in a mystery story of a missing girl and a sabotaged spacecraft. It also happened to be one of the more cinematic shows we watched last year, and the trailer for season two looks just as epic. Now that hardened detective, Joe Miller (Thomas Jane), and rogue ship’s captain, James Holden (Steven Strait) are working together, and the tensions between the planets are even higher, we’re sure it’s going to lead to all the intrigue we could possibly ask for.
The Expanse returns February 8, 2017, with a double-episode premiere, at 10/9c.
The Magicians, a show we also super like, is sort of like a magical X-Men, following 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. After realizing the fantasy novels they read in their youths are all too real, and unwittingly opening the world up to horrible ancient malevolence, season two will unleash an evil that threatens to destroy magic itself, and our heroes will have to use their novice skills to pay their magic bills.
The Magicians returns January 25 at 9/8c. You can also catch up with a season one marathon this Saturday, November 12 from 9:30am-11pm.
Tell us what you think of season two of both of these shows and theories you have for both!