Following the success of specials from Dynamo and Cosentino, Channel Seven has announced more magic and illusion for 2014, including two new series and a returning favourite.
Seven has secured the rights to hit new British series The Happenings and Tricked, which will join a fourth series from Dynamo: Magician Impossible in primetime on Seven in 2014. (Plus maybe even more Cosentino!)
The Happenings stars BAFTA-nominated magicians Barry and Stuart, as they attempt to make the unbelievable believable. Quietly slipping into four unsuspecting towns in the UK and US and through magic, illusion and sleight of hand, the pair create events so strange for the residents, no one would usually believe them. As the phenomena builds Barry and Stuart use their magic to create a stunning finale, so that when the time comes, the strange happenings will have no other explanation.
In Tricked, mischievous magician Ben Hanlin goes undercover using sleight of hand, mental powers and misdirection to pull epic magical pranks on members of the public and celebrities.
Seven’s Director of Network Programming Angus Ross said: “Dynamo and Cosentino have made magic one of the hottest genres in Australian primetime.
“Barry and Stuart are really taking things to the next level with The Happenings and Ben Hanlin is set to shock, amaze and astound as unwitting contributors get their world turned on its head with his own special brand of hidden camera magic in Tricked.
Take a look at some sneak previews below:
On other networks, Channel Nine will air the astonishing new special by David Blaine ‘Real or Magic’ and cable TV has a host of shows in store throughout the year – check the TV listings in our CALENDAR section by clicking here