Showrunners Sera Gamble and John McNamara have confirmed plans for The Magicians Season 3 and beyond, per Collider:
So how far in advance do you guys have this series mapped out? Do you plan on digging into the ocean-set world of The Magician’s King or are we gonna see the show diverge into a different path?
MCNAMARA: I think it’ll be a little bit of both. You know the difference between an ocean in a book and an ocean in a TV series is in a TV series, oceans are expensive (laughs). But we’ve already tentatively committed to some early designs and builds of some things that will be ocean-going, to allow us to follow those parts of the book. Because I do like those things, but when I read them as a TV producer I went “Oy oy oy.”
GAMBLE: There’s a major plotline or two in the second book that we didn’t burn out in Season 2 that we get to now use in Season 3 and beyond. Remixing these three books is fun because there’s so much material in them, and you can line up some of these great scenes and these great plot points and these great twists in a different order and come up with something visual and entertaining that sort of speaks to Lev’s original intent. That’s always at the heart of what we’re trying to do—we really are trying to bring to life the spirit of the books and the way that you felt when you read the books.
Will The Magicians survive? Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of The Magicians Season 3…