‘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’s ‘Prestige‘ 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.