Episodes: 65 (hour)
TV show dates: December 16, 2015 — April 1, 2020
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleton, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Anne Dudek, Jade Tailor, and Esme Bianco.
TV show description:
Based upon Lev Grossman’s best-selling books, this supernatural drama is set at the secret, upstate New York, Brakebills University, for students of magical ability.
An outsider, grad student Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph), chooses to spend more time immersed in the Fillory and Further fantasy book series — a favorite since childhood — than living his life.
When he and his best friend and crush, Julia Wicker (Stella Maeve), are transported to Brakebills for an entrance exam, their world changes, forever. Based on the use of the powers Quentin never knew he possessed, he is accepted into Brakebills.
After the bright and beautiful perfectionist, Julia, fails her entrance exam, she grows fixated on gaining access to this world, which she should have forgotten, entirely. It is at Brakebills that Quentin and his friends will discover the world of Fillory and Further is far from fictional, and far too dangerous.
Shy and talented Alice Quinn (Olivia Taylor Dudley) is from a line of powerful magic practitioners. Her confidence grows when she wields her powers, and she resolves not to let her dark past cast a shadow on a bright future.
Loner William “Penny” Adiyodi (Arjun Gupta) is gifted, talented, and easily irked. Who knows the true limits of his abilities?
Opinionated and convinced of his own brilliance, Eliot Waugh (Hale Appleman) looks like he has come by everything easily, but appearances can be deceiving. As far as Eliot is concerned, magic comes from pain.
The tact fairy did not attend the Christening of the blunt Margo Hanson (Summer Bishil). Although skilled at her art, Margo is as dedicated to partying as she is to magic. What secrets is she hiding?
Henry Fogg (Rick Worthy) is a Brakebills University Dean. Brakebills Professor Sunderland (Anne Dudek) serves as Penny’s mentor.
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First aired: April 1, 2020.
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