Killer Magic has been commissioned by the BBC
The new TV magic show Killer Magic features five young magicians who will compete with each other to complete a series of challenges. If they fail, they will need to tackle a killer trick that could put their lives in danger. The magicians will score each other, the magician with the lowest number of points being forced to perform on the the most deadly magic tricks in the history of magic.
Magicians Dee Christopher, Jasz Vegas, Chris Cox, Damien O'Brien, and Ben Hart will star in the TV magic series.
It's an exciting project, made more so by the eclectic differences between the magicians. Although the TV show will present some amazing magic, it will also highlight the interaction between a group of five magicians competing for their lives.
The Merchant of Magic team are confident that the series will be well received by the public. Most magic on TV currently highlights a single magician and his back story. Killer Magic aims to show how magicians interact with each other and the mayhem that it can produce. The team of magicians are not only customers of the magic shop, but also friends. Ben Hart has previously been nominated for the Time Out TO&ST cabaret award, we've known him for many years and have a huge respect for his astonishing technical ability. Dee Christopher needs no introduction, his books on magic technique and mentalism have been best sellers at the magic shop for many years, and he has worked on many of the Merchant of Magic releases. Damien O'Brien is a wonderful magician and such a nice person often found chatting with magicians at magic conventions around the country. Jasz Vegas is famous for her excellent burlesque, fire and freakshow act, and gigs around the country performing close-up magic. Chris Cox has won two Edinburgh Fringe awards and performed on four UK tours.
Killer Magic has been commissioned by Zai Bennett and Alan Tyler, BBC commissioning editor for Entertainment. Executive producers are Anthony Owen, who created the format, and Objective chief executive Andrew Newman.