Troy Von Scheibner is crossing the Atlantic.
Syfy has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to the 25 year old street magician’s E4 series Troy, TVWise has learned. The network has acquired both seasons of the show, which will air in one run of 10 episodes in January under the title Troy: Street Magic.
Produced by Zig Zag Productions and Group M Entertainment, the magic series follow Troy 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. E4 aired the first six episodes earlier this year and ordered a 4 episode second season back in September.
Troy is the latest in a wave of British magic series and is in a similar vein to Dynamo: Magician Impossible, which recently wrapped its four season run on UKTV’s Watch channel and airs in the United States on the National Geographic Channel.
Speaking at the time the series was originally commissioned by E4’s parent company Channel 4, Executive Producer and Zig Zag CEO Danny Fenton said: “We’re very excited to have discovered Troy. He has exceptional talent and a very bright future ahead of him. Channel 4 is the natural home for Troy and we’re delighted to be working together to introduce him to the British public”.