“This show has been a passion project of mine for almost 3 years and represents a whole new approach to the genre,” says Dynamo. “I believe that now more than ever people need a sense of magic in their lives so I can’t wait for everyone to see what I’ve been working on.”
His rise from a working-class star hailing from the north of England to a global star is no small feat. For instance, ‘Seeing is Believing,’ a live show tour, grew from a 10-date run to a massive three-year-long journey, selling out across the world.
It also earned him, the only non-American, a spot in Forbes’s ‘Top 5 Magicians’ List.” Dynamo has changed the landscape of modern magic for the millennial generation.
The new show promises to take its audience on a journey across the globe to watch Dynamo perform close-up miracles and impossible feats of magic, bound to have a lasting effect on him and his audience, both in-person and back at home.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing Dynamo and his unique take on magic to Sky,” said Abigail Adams, Executive Producer at Motion Content Group. “After five years without Dynamo on our screens, this series will be a long-overdue treat.”
The special is the latest as Sky continues to invest in original productions, including Catherine The Great with Helen Mirren; Brassic with Michelle Keegan and Joe Gilgun; Hit Men, Mel and Sue’s first scripted comedy series and the second series of film panel demonstrate There’s Something About Movies, hosted by Alan Carr, to name a few.
Dynamo was hospitalised in 2017 with a “bad combination” of food poisoning and Crohn’s, a disease with no known cure, which causes inflammation to the digestive system.
Last year, he shared a candid video that showed him with a swollen face in which he discussed his battle against chronic illness.
In that video, he said: “I’m making this video to let you guys know what’s been going on in my life in the last eight months.
“I’ve been keeping a bit more of a low profile, as I got really sick and ended up in hospital last summer due to a really bad type of food poisoning – having Crohn’s disease and food poisoning is a very bad combination.
“Thankfully the NHS worked amazingly well to get me back on my feet, but there’s been a lot of ongoing side effects to come from having the food poisoning, which I’m still dealing with today.
“One of them – the main one – is a bad type of arthritis, which has affected all the joints in my body, my toes, my knees, my neck, my ankles, my hands, which really sucks as a magician, when you can’t shuffle a pack of cards because your hands are in so much pain, which has happened on the odd occasion.
“But I’m working with doctors, I’m working with a physio, I’m doing everything in my power to get myself to 100 percent.
“I’m working on lots of new magic, so hopefully you’ll get to see that soon in the future.”
Seher Dareen thinks of herself as a Jack-of-all-trades, although she knows like... two trades. Aside from writing for The Hook, she is known to intermittently rant about politics, diaspora and migrant issues, and photography to literally whomever will give her the time of day. You can contact Seher at [email protected]Follow