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Things We Saw Today: The Magicians Season 4 Trailer is Here to Start the Revolution

Plus Big Mouth, John Williams and more!

The new season of The Magicians premieres on January 23rd and honestly we can’t wait. The SyFy series saw its third season end as the gang continued their epic quest of the seven keys to bring about the return of magic, only for the Librarians to swoop in and steal the power for themselves (sidebar: I love that The Magicians and Parks and Recreation have the same antipathy for librarians).

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The trailer promises plenty of action and drama as the core group, whose memories were erased in the finale, must figure out how to navigate their new magic-free lives. We also get a glimpse at the oppressive, fascistic regime of the Librarians as they ration magic and persecute hedge witches. Oh, and there’s that whole “monster possessing Eliot” thing as well.

Showrunner Sera Gamble says of the upcoming season, “Season 4 deals with the regulation of magic. It’s back, but now under the strict control of the Library, which isn’t really what any of our characters had in mind when they saved magic last season … In fact, our heroes remain fugitives and have to find ways to act without being caught by the powers that be.”

Are you excited for season four of The Magicians?

(via Entertainment Weekly, image: Jason Bell/Syfy)

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Chelsea Steiner
Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.

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