THE MAGICIANS: Syfy Streams the Pilot Online/On Demand Early; New Guest Stars Announced

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Syfy has announced that the first episode of THE MAGICIANS will be available on Syfy.com and On Demand cable, satellite and telco TV platforms starting Friday, January 8. The episode will also be available on Facebook, YouTube, Perk TV and Roku the week of January 11.

Starring Jason Ralph (Quentin Coldwater), Stella Maeve (Julia), Olivia Taylor Dudley (Alice), Hale Appleman (Eliot), Arjun Gupta (Penny) and Summer Bishil (Margo), THE MAGICIANS is based on Lev Grossman’s best-selling novels and centers on Quentin, a brilliant grad student chosen to attend Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. He and his 20-something friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real – and poses grave danger to humanity.

Playing recurring roles in Season One of THE MAGICIANS are:

-Michael Cassidy as James, the well-educated, privileged and confident, long-time best friend to Quentin Coldwater and also Julia’s boyfriend.

-Spencer Garrett as Ted Coldwater, Quentin’s mild-mannered – to the point of seeming indifference – father who surfaces at a stressful time in his son’s life.

-David Call as Pete, a mild-looking, buttoned-down guy who is equally comfortable being relaxed and laid back as he is being dangerous.

-Kacey Rohl as Marina, a bookish young woman who gives off the impression of being both depressed and underemployed to cover up a very different persona.

-Tembi Locke as Doctor London, a psychiatrist on a psychiatric ward in a New York City hospital who is charged with Quentin’s care.

-Hiro Kanagawa as Professor March, one of the Brakebills professors tasked with instructing students in magic and watching over their safety.

THE MAGICIANS will air a two-episode premiere on Monday, January 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Syfy.

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