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Siegfried and Roy Scripted series in development at Apple

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Apple is developing a text-based limited series based on the company’s “Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy” podcast.

According to the official recording, the half-hour series is told from different perspectives and is about two of the greatest showmen – magicians in history who push the concept of illusion versus reality to the extreme – until tragedy reframes them and opens a whole new mystery about their last fateful show. in Las Vegas.”

John Hoffman, co-founder of Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building,” writes and produces the project. Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Tony Hernandez, Lily Burns, and Kristen Zollner will executive produce Imagine Television, along with James Seidman. Will Manatee, executive producer of “Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy,” will also serve as executive producer alongside Stephen Likeart on At Will Media. Apple Studios will act as the studio on the project. The eight-part “Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy” podcast was released in January 2022 to great acclaim.

Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn started as a cruise ship and worked nightclub magic before becoming a mainstay in Las Vegas. They were best known for performing their act of Witchcraft and White Tigers at the Mirage Hotel and Casino from 1990-2003.

The business ended in 2003 when Horn was bitten in the throat by one of their tigers during a live show, causing extensive damage, while also suffering a stroke. The show closed shortly thereafter, with both Fischbacher and Horn largely retiring from public life.

They have done a number of film and TV shows during their career including appearing as themselves in films such as “Vegas Vacation” and the biopic “Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box”. Horn died in 2020, while Fishbacher died in 2021.

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