Syfy has released a new behind-the-scenes video introducing a major new character that will be appearing in season three of their hit series The Magicians. Like a lot of the magical creatures in Fillory, this particular character is unique in look and we get to see just how it was put together and the make-up involved. But to go with that look is a unique name — one that the cast and crew are having a lot of fun with. This video below introduces you to The Great Cock.
Faran Tahir, who has an enormous list of credits including Iron Man, Star Trek, Prison Break, 24, Warehouse 13, Once Upon A Time and 12 Monkeys, is the man behind all the makeup and plumage. The full name for the character he is playing is The Great Cock of the Darkling Woods. He is the brother of the Winter's Doe / The White Lady, who we met in season two.
A magical creature, the Great Cock is an aid to the High King of Fillory, Eliot Waugh (Hale Appleman). He is described as menacing, but with a great sense of humor. He and Eliot are similar in personality and end up as kindred spirits.
I'm not sure if the character comes from the Lev Grossman novels or is a creation of the television series. I thought about Googling to find out, but felt I might get mixed results in the search.
The Magicians returns for season 3 starting January 10th on Syfy.