James Galea’s Best Trick Ever
11 August 2017
Premieres Thursday 21 September at 9.00pm on ABC2.
James Galea is one of Australia’s leading magicians and in a brand-new series for ABC2, premiering on Thursday 21 September at 9pm, he’s on a mission to discover the ‘Best Trick Ever’. With unique access to some of the biggest legends in the business (including those who’ve invented magic for David Blaine, David Copperfield and Dynamo), audiences will witness some of the world’s greatest magic tricks as well as the professional cheat moves and classified artefacts used in the closely guarded, underground world of the con artist. Plus, James showcases some of his own jaw-dropping tricks, some of which have been unleashed on unsuspecting Aussies, including a trick performed in Summer Hill which has to be seen to be believed! Filmed in Australia and the US, never before has a show had such unprecedented access to the world of magic. “It was really exciting to be able to shoot this show in so many different places (including Sydney, New York, LA, and Las Vegas) and have the support of such wonderful artists willing to showcase their world. You get to meet some pretty quirky characters on the search for the Best Trick Ever,” said James Galea. “I’m pretty pumped that Australian audiences (and everyone else!) will finally get to see what I’ve been working on behind closed doors for so long. It’s a pretty great time for magic right now and a thrilling time to have a show like this on the air, thanks to ABC2.” Debbie Cuell, ABC Head of Entertainment, said: “James’ enthusiasm for his craft is contagious and to watch every day Australians react to his blend of trickery and humour is as rewarding as it is to see some of the greats discuss magic’s inner workings. He’s a rising star in the US and we’re thrilled to bring this series to the ABC2 audience.” The series is created, written and executive produced by James Galea, directed by Adam Franklin, produced by Jo Dyer with Stuart MacLeod as Head of Magic/Executive Producer. The 2 x 60 mins series is A Rose Tinted Enterprises production. James Galea’s BEST TRICK EVER will screen on Thursday 21 September and Thursday 28 September at 9pm on ABC2 and ABC iview. #BestTrickEver