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Masters of Illusion Season 6: Premiere Date, Cast, Recap, Host, Update

June 2, 2019
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‘Masters of Illusion’ is a magic show that aired on PAX TV from 2000 to 2001. The show was performed on the grand stage at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. The show was revived in 2009 and aired on MyNetworkTV. In 2012, MOI was presented as four different specials and run in syndication. The show derives its name from the profession’s term Master of Illusion. The series has been revived by The CW with new episodes in 2014, and first premiered on August 1, featuring new performers and hosted by Dean Cain.

Magic is always exciting and the best part of it is that we are willing to be enchanted by the magicians on stage. A lot of us go in knowing that it is not possible and that the entire thing is a sleight of hand. However, that does not stop us from attempting to try and get to the bottom of a magician’s tricks and the better the magician, the more closely they ask us to look. This is because, when we are often engrossed in the details of the trick, we miss out on the bigger game that is afoot and is a part of the illusion.

There have been several films that have stressed on the deceptive powers of illusion and how it plays on the human psyche. An underrated example would be Edward Norton starring movie, ‘The Illusionist‘. Obviously, the more mainstream and better-known instances of films where we see masters of illusion at work are Christopher Nolan’sPrestige‘ and the ‘Now You See Me‘ series. Anyhow, ‘Masters of Illusion’ brings you the very best in this trade and you can witness them live on television. Naturally, the show has a mass appeal to audiences across age groups and has garnered a strong fan base. Critics too have received it favorably, which has prompted the series to keep going.

Masters of Illusion Cast: Who is in it?

Over the seasons ‘Masters of Illusion’ has seen various performers, although Dean Cain has remained the host for quite some time now.

The last season of ‘Masters of Illusion’ featured Chris Randall whose style is a mix of classic sleight of hand and hilarious audience participation. He is currently one of the stars of this hit tv show. Chris is also a featured performer at the famed Magic Castle. Audiences also got to see Farrell Dillon who is one of the United States’ most popular comedy magicians. He is known for his regular appearances on 5 seasons of the CW Network’s hit series ‘Masters of Illusion’. He has been nominated for Stage Magician of the year by the Magic Castle in Hollywood. There are also other famous magicians in the series.

In the upcoming season, we are bound to see some new magicians though some of the older fan favorites might be returning as well.

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Masters of Illusion Plot: What is it about?

‘Masters of Illusion’, the hit CW television series and America’s largest touring magic show, is live nightly at Bally’s Las Vegas. Starring the world’s greatest award-winning magicians, this 21st-century magic show is unlike anything you have seen before – filled with modern illusions and arts of deception, performed live on stage.

The series features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists and escape artists and performers in each episode display skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines. Live audience members and viewers at home are usually baffled by the astounding skills of these modern illusionists.

‘Masters of Illusion’ has performed live in front of tens of thousands of people around the US for the past six years and been seen by over 100 million viewers on the CW network as well as in 126 countries around the world.

In the last season, ‘Masters of Illusion’ came to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip for a limited engagement at Bally’s Las Vegas in a brand-new show for the whole family. These illusionists have a host of tricks up their sleeves, which include sleight-of-hand, large-scale illusions, perplexing and interactive mind magic which is akin to what Woody Harrelson’s character did on ‘Now You See Me’, and dangerous escapes as well as some comedy. All of these skills on display take a lifetime to perfect and shows the level of dedication and commitment that these people have to the task at hand and their way of living. Since a lot of the illusions are interactive, the live audience is best entertained, but it is also a pleasure watching them on television.

Hopefully, the show will continue in a similar manner in the upcoming season. After all, we often tune into our television sets looking for an escape and looking to be entertained. This show provides both, and at the same time, it makes us curious and keeps us on our toes with the complexities of the illusions that are put on display. There are plenty of other illusions to be pulled off and I for one, cannot wait to see the expert magicians take to the stage and show the audience the wide and diverse range of their skills.

Masters of Illusion Season 9 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘Masters of Illusion’ season 8 premiered on June 29, 2018. After successfully completing eight seasons, on October 10, 2018, The CW announced that the show had been renewed for another season by the channel. Finally, after a year of wait, ‘Masters of Illusion’ season 9 (‘Masters of Illusion’ season 6, if you just consider the rebooted version) is expected to premiere on June 7, 2019.

Masters of Illusion  Trailer:

Here’s a clip of ‘Masters of Illusion’ that you can check out. If you have not seen the series and happen to like magic, then this is the series for you.

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