Netflix’s Magic for Humans is arguably TV’s best magic show. Magician and comedian Justin Willman open each episode by saying”Real men and women. Real magic. No camera tricks,” and then proceeds to carry out mind-boggling magic tricks to get unsuspecting people he encounters on the street. He does it all with hilarious deadpan humor and a generosity of spirit that invites everyone to join in on the magic.
The show premiered on the streaming service in the summer of 2018. After a year-plus-long break, the subsequent two seasons were released in rapid succession in December 2019 and May 2020. Since then, however, there’s been no official word on if Magic for Humans will probably return for the season. It’s hard to do street magic during a pandemic, for health and safety reasons and also because the astounded reactions from onlookers do not translate as well behind surgical masks.
That being said, the show appears to be popular with audiences, so it seems likely that Netflix will renew it after it’s safe to do so. Netflix’s renewal/cancellation process can be opaque, but unless they show is drastically declining in viewership season over season, Magic for Humans seems like a fantastic bet to come back. Who knows, maybe 1 day in 2022 it will magically appear on the streaming service. Justin Willman does love to pop up and surprise people.
Until then, here’s what we know or are willing to assume about an expected fourth season of Magic for Humans.
Who Will Host Magic For Humans Season 4?
There’s no show without Justin Willman, so that you may assume he’ll be back should the show return for season 4.
With the show in limbo and venues for live magical closed during the ordeal, Willman has transitioned to acting on Zoom. He’s currently doing a live”excursion” known as”Magic for Humans at Home.” It’s an interactive, all-ages show where Willman performs magic from his home. Tickets are available now.
Willman is also the creator of Magic for Humans, and executive produces it using Tim Heidecker, Dave Kneebone, and Eric Wareheim of all Abso Lutely Productions.
Willman promises that all the magic you see in Magic for Humans is”100 percent” actual, with no camera tricks, special editing, or actors used. “We do shoot the show on the streets of Los Angeles, so a lot of people have a headshot,” he told TV Guide in 2019. “No one is hired or paid to behave amazed or say a certain thing, everyone is just pulled off the street. Everyone’s real, and nothing is accomplished with elaborate CGI or whatever of that. Ethically, but mostly because we can not afford it.”
What New Tricks Are On Deck For Season 4?
There’s no way to understand what tricks could be in season 4 yet, but you can bet that Willman is thinking up some very fun ones to perform should the show get picked up for another season. He’s upped the ante every season so far, and there’s no reason to think he would not try even more ambitious tricks in season 4.
Some of the best tricks about the show throughout its run include the season 1 trick where he made people believe they were invisible; the”Magic Is Fake” suggestion from season 2, in which he told people he was going to add magic in the post and had people pretend to be impressed with his illusions, only to really wow them with a brain-breaking vanishing act if they weren’t expecting it and the one he did in season 3 to his mother who has Alzheimer’s who will make you shout.
In the event the ones he’s planning for the fourth season would be as good as those, he will definitely have another hit season up until his sleeve.
If you want to watch magical but can not wait for Magic for Humans season 4, you also can watch Magic for Humans Spain, a global spin-off that’s currently on Netflix. The Spanish version follows a magician called Mago Pop as he makes people say”¡madre mia!” Or you can simply re-binge the current seasons of the original Magic for Humans series on Netflix too.