"Divine Elimination" Episode 203 -- Pictured: (l-r) Stella Maeve as Julia, Jason Ralph as Quentin

"Divine Elimination" Episode 203 -- Pictured: (l-r) Stella Maeve as Julia, Jason Ralph as Quentin

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The Magicians' sophomore season is almost over, but fans don't have to worry: SyFy has confirmed that it's ordering a third season.

McKinney-raised actor Jason Ralph on theater, barbecue and the magic of 'The Magicians'

The show, which can be summed up as Harry Potter meets Narnia but with lots of sex, drugs and violence, premiered to mixed reviews before finding its stride and winning over audiences. Deadline reports that the second season is up year-over-year in terms of ratings and "has nearly doubled its freshman run in social engagements across platforms, according to SyFy."

Season 3 will be 13 episodes long (like the previous two), and in theory it could take cues from the third and final book in the trilogy of novels on which the series is based, The Magician's Land. That said, the show has veered pretty wildly from the source material in the past (while still remaining true to its spirit), so it's not safe to assume that book fans know exactly where the characters are headed.

While it features an ensemble cast, much of The Magicians centers around Quentin Coldwater, playing by McKinney-raised actor Jason Ralph.

The series' third season will debut in 2018. The finale of season 2 airs April 19.

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