Based upon Lev Grossman's best-selling books, The Magicians centers around Brakebills University, a secret institution specializing in magic. Quentin Coldwater is a brilliant grad student who enrolls in a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic called Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy. He and his friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real - and poses grave danger to humanity.
Heading into Season 2, this group of unlikely heroes have been thrust into even more dangerous and unfamiliar territory, and must draw upon their novice skills to defeat a threat that could destroy the magical world itself. Driven by power, revenge and survival, they learn that those who entered the hauntingly beautiful world of Fillory will never be the same as those who leave.