The Magicians almost had a Rick and Morty connection

Chris Edwards
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From Digital Spy

With The Magicians series finale over and done with, showrunners Sera Gamble and John McNamara have been reminiscing about the Rick and Morty-inspired episode that never was.

In a wide-ranging interview with Entertainment Weekly, the pair were asked for their weirdest idea that never got to be implemented in the show. Well, at least not fully.

Gamble revealed the original idea for it was a major nod to the Council of Ricks from Rick and Morty.

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"I remember the idea that evolved into a smaller episode where there were two versions of Dean Fogg — we had an idea on the board about doing at least an act where everyone was played by Rick Worthy," said Gamble.

"We called it the Council of Rick in a little nod to one of our favourite shows, and we couldn’t quite justify it yet. We probably would’ve gotten there if the show went on 15 seasons.

As Rick and Morty fans will know, the Council of Ricks is the governing body formed by Ricks from multiple dimensions.

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They work together to protect themselves from threats from alternate realities, and also have a seemingly limitless supply of Mortys to hand out to other Ricks, should their own Morty get eaten by a highly-sexual dragon, or die in some other random, unfortunate manner.

Expanding on some of the other weird ideas that never came to fruition in The Magicians, Gamble added: "There’s a lot of really crazy creatures in [Lev Grossman’s] books. There’s a giant demon who’s stark naked with big dangling balls.

"We frequently would pitch that demon in episodes and then he would fall back out again."

The Magicians airs on Syfy in the US and on 5STAR in the UK.

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