Derren Brown and Troy to team up for magical new Channel 4 special
Derren Brown’s production company Vaudeville Productions has joined forces with young magician Troy to make a one-off hour-long special for Channel 4.
Brown will serve as executive producer for the special, which is called The Trials of Troy and will see Troy create a jaw-dropping illusion that plays with the boundaries of magic, life and death.
Troy has previously fronted a self-titled magic series for E4, in which he travelled around the country performing street magic. The series first aired in 2014, when it was E4’s biggest launch of a commissioned series for 5 years.
The first six-part series aired in February 2014 and secured a consolidated audience of 660,800 (3.6%), E4’s biggest launch of a commissioned series for 5 years.
The second four-part series aired in March last year, when it was watched by 520,0000 viewers. He also presented one-off special Troy’s Digital Hijack in December 2015.
Brown and Vaudeville Productions are currently hard at work producing new talent show The Next Great Magician for ITV.