The fantasy series taps six for recurring roles — plus stream the first episode for free staring Jan. 8.
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The Magicians‘ two-episode season premiere doesn’t air until Jan. 25, but the dark fantasy already has a few tricks up its sleeve.

The series — based on Lev Grossman’s best-selling trilogy — has tapped Michael Cassidy, Spencer Garrett, David Call, Kacey Rohl, Tembi Locke, and Hiro Kanagawa for recurring roles, EW has learned exclusively.

Cassidy (Men at Work) will play James, Julia’s boyfriend and Quentin’s long-time BFF.

Garrett (Aquarius, Satisfaction) will play Ted Coldwater, Quentin’s father.

Call (Smash) and Rohl (Hannibal), will play Pete and Marina, respectively, confidants who welcome Julia into a clandestine underworld to develop her latent skills.

Locke (Eureka) will play Dr. London, Quentin’s doctor at the psychiatric hospital.

Kanagawa (iZombie) will play Brakebills’ Professor March, one of many teachers guiding the students through their magical education.

Can’t wait for the show’s premiere? The first episode will be available on and OnDemand starting Jan. 8 and Facebook, YouTube, Perk TV, and Roku the week of Jan. 11.

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The Magicians will air Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Syfy.

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The Magicians

Based on Lev Grossman’s book trilogy, this fantasy Syfy series follows the adventures of students at Brakebills University, a graduate school specializing in magic.

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