via press release:
SYFY ACQUIRES NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES TROY: STREET MAGIC, FEATURING ONE OF ENGLAND’S HOTTEST YOUNG MAGICIANS
TEN EPISODE SERIES WILL PREMIERE TUESDAY, JANUARY 13 AT 10PM
NEW YORK – December 22, 2014 – Syfy today announced that it has acquired the unscripted series Troy: Street Magic, featuring one of England’s hottest young magicians. Troy Street Magic will premiere Tuesday, January 13 at 10PM (ET/PT) on Syfy.
This stylish 10-part series showcases 25-year-old magician Troy Von Scheibner as he hits the streets of London to astound unsuspecting locals, tourists and hipsters alike with his distinctive blend of close-up magic and spectacular stunts.
Taking inspiration from London’s iconic landmarks, magic’s newest cutting-edge star unveils such tricks as teleporting across the historic Tower Bridge and causing it to rain money in London’s financial quarter, provoking a mixture of mayhem and pure delirium in the lucky onlookers.
Raised in London, Von Scheibner began performing magic when he was 12 years old. Three years later he was named one of Great Britain’s top young magicians.
Troy Street Magic is a production of Zig Zag Productions (executive producers Danny Fenton and Rob Hyde) and GroupM Entertainment Limited (executive producer Abigail Adams).
About Zig Zag Productions
Zig Zag Productions is an award-winning, innovative television production company, well respected for its eclectic approach to programme making. The company focuses on making high quality, great value television programmes for the global market that are distinct in attitude and tone. Based in London, with a US office in New York, Zig Zag was founded by Danny Fenton and Kevin Utton in 1999, and has made almost 700 hours of programming to date.
Ranging from top end factual documentaries to groundbreaking entertainment series, Zig Zag caters for a varied range of worldwide broadcasters and platforms and is responsible for international hits such as I Wanna Marry Harry, Body Bizarre and Troy which was the highest rating premiere on E4 since 2009 and a Broadcast Digital Awards 2014 finalist. Zig Zag was recently voted Televisual’s 5th most respected production company by it’s peers and #6 in the Top 100 ‘True Indies’ in the same publications Production 100 report. Zig Zag also regularly appears in the Realscreen Global 100 Top Independent Production Companies report. http://www.zigzag.uk.com/
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