− New special from British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)
Award-winning psychological illusionist Derren Brown −
"Apocalypse takes a man who admits he is complacent about life and
teaches him how to appreciate the world … by convincing him it has been
destroyed." - The Guardian
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TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Before the Mayan calendar flips to
Doomsday, SPACE asks viewers "what if the world ended tomorrow?" From
BAFTA Award-winning psychological illusionist Derren Brown, DERREN BROWN: APOCALYPSE uses a compelling blend of suggestion, psychological tricks, and
experiments to construct an elaborate and shocking stunt to convince
one person that the planet has been devastated by a catastrophic meteor
strike. The subject at the centre of the experiment is left to believe
that he is one of a mere handful of survivors. The gripping two-part
special airs back-to-back on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. ET exclusively on SPACE.
The hapless 'survivor' at the centre of DERREN BROWN: APOCALYPSE is someone who, admittedly, takes life for granted. After waking up
disoriented in a hospital bed, he makes his way outside only to
discover the aftermath of the meteor strike. Buildings are in ruins,
the streets are in disarray, and there are infected zombies everywhere.
His sense of responsibility, leadership, compassion, and courage are
tested every step of the way as he tries to survive the devastation -
and the zombies.
**Media Note** - Photography is available online at BellMediaPR.ca/SPACE.
About Derren Brown
Derren Brown is a performer who combines magic, suggestion, psychology,
misdirection, and showmanship in order to seemingly predict and control
human behaviour, and perform mind-bending feats of mentalism. While his
performances create the illusion that he has some kind of paranormal
powers, Brown is a prominent sceptic and a pronounced atheist.
For the past 10 years, Brown has created TV and stage performances that
have stunned audiences, debunked the paranormal, and encouraged many to
improve and enhance their own mental abilities. His first show appeared
in 2000, Derren Brown: Mind Control, and followed with a series of
specials. His television work also includes the hugely popular THE
Events, Hero at 30,000 Feet, and the more recent Experiments, in which
Brown sets out to explore the darker side of what makes us tick as
In addition to his award-winning performances on stage and television,
Brown is also an accomplished artist, exhibiting at the prestigious
Rebecca Hossack Gallery in central London, as well as being published
in a collected volume of works. Brown is also keen writer, penning four
books to date which include Absolute Magic, Pure Effect, Tricks of the Mind, and Confessions of a Conjurer.
SPACE is Canada's national science fiction, horror and fantasy channel.
SPACE is truly the station for all those who dare to challenge their
imagination. SPACE is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE
Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For
more information about SPACE, visit SPACEcast.com.
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