It’s official: Wizard Wars, the SIX-PART SERIES (!!!), airs on Syfy starting on August 19th at 10pm. What began as a fun project in my living room has evolved into a full-blown reality competition show starring Penn & Teller as judges. They’re joined by SO many other incredible magicians…too many to list in one blog post.
Here’s the short of it:
-I guarantee a show filled with nonstop surprises and mind-blowing illusions. You’ll walk away from each episode amazed by our performers’ top-notch showmanship and seemingly unlimited creative prowess.
-The format hasn’t changed: Teams of magicians must create and perform original magic routines with the random objects they’re given. They’re judged on Creativity, Showmanship, and Deception.
-Both Syfy and A. Smith & Co. (the powerhouse production company responsible for American Ninja Warrior) were an absolute pleasure to work with. Justin Flom and I feel so fortunate to have fallen into the capable hands of Executive Producers Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Frank Sinton and Tim Eagan. Weed also directed the series–a HUGE stroke of luck for us, as the guy understands magic better than most professional magicians. And I truly believe Syfy’s incredible team of unscripted storytellers–Robyn Lattaker-Johnson, Andrew Whitney–will do for magic what they’ve done for special effects makeup via Face Off.
They’ll not only get the laymen/Muggles tuning in; they’ll get ’em CARING about the magic creation process.