Canadian pubcaster CBC has greenlit a new magic series from Toronto’s 5’7 Films that focuses on young illusionists and magicians.
Created and executive produced by 5’7 Films principals Adam Rodness and Stu Stone, The Thrillusionists (10 x five minutes) follows a group of aspiring magicians as they seek to pull off a number of challenging tricks and feats at various Toronto locations.
Production on the show started in January, and the series expected to debut in May on CBC’s linear channel and website.
Previous projects from 5’7 include feature-length horror feature The Haunted House on Kirby Road, which went to camera in December 2015. Produced with Breakthrough Entertainment, the film is about six teenagers who set out to dispel an urban legend of a local haunted house. The follow-up, Scarecrows, is set for US and Canadian theatrical release in the coming months.
The announcement comes a week after CBC Kids greenlit marblemedia’s new digital-first series Holy Baloney (10 x three minutes), which will launch this spring.