04 March 2020Posted by Cole
As many Syfy shows before it, The Magicians has been cancelled at season 5. The show’s final episode, titled “Fillory & Further” will air on April 1. TVInsider had an excellent interview with creators and showrunners Sera Gamble and John McNamara, which you can read here: “Syfy, Sera Gamble & John McNamara Address the End of ‘The Magicians'”.
In light of the news, Arjun posted a heartfelt two and a half minute video to social media, which is embedded below:
— Arjun Gupta (@ArjunGuptaBK) March 4, 2020
Will The Magicians be picked up elsewhere?
That’s hard to say. Very few cancelled shows have been picked up at another network or platform. In the past, Amazon Prime has picked up formerly cancelled Syfy show The Expanse and Netflix picked up the Sera Gamble show You from Lifetime. However, McNamara stated shopping it to other platforms, adding, “none of them seemed in the end like a perfect financial or creative fit.” The season 5 finale was written to double as a series finale just in case it isn’t picked up. All the fans can do is make sure a potential network can see The Magicians as a good investment to renew.
What does this mean for Arjun?
In the case The Magicians is not picked up elsewhere, Arjun will have to audition for pilot season if he’d like to stick to TV (we certainly would love to see him continue doing television). Though Arjun has done other television projects in the past, none of them have allowed him to show his talent quite like The Magicians did, so we’re confident he’s going to be landing more roles with this on his resume. We cannot wait to see what the future holds for Arjun as we continue to support him!