PHILIPPINES (August 31,2017) Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia announced
today a new original series for AXN featuring Australia’s top magician, illusionist and
escapologist, Cosentino. The four-part series, entitled The Elements, will captivate
audiences with Cosentino’s mesmerizing street magic, large-scale illusions and
death-defying escapes all themed around Earth, Wind, Fire and Water.
The filming kicks off this week in Singapore before Cosentino takes his magic on
tour, filming against iconic backdrops in Taipei, Manila and Kuala Lumpur. Various
popular Asian artists, including singers, actors and models will join Cosentino as he
performs his spell-binding stunts, creating a raft of “how did he do that?” moments.
Cosentino has quickly become a global star within the magic industry. He is a
multiple winner of the prestigious Merlin Award (magic’s version of the Academy
Awards) including acknowledgement as the ‘International Magician of the Year’ and
the ‘International Escape Artist of the Year’.
Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Production and Marketing,
said, “The Elements supports our vision to create a pipeline of original, locally
relevant series that engages our viewers both on screen and via social platforms. As
a world-renowned illusionist, Cosentino made his AXN debut as a guest star during
the Asia’s Got Talent finale episode in 2015. We’re thrilled to partner with Cosentino
again to usher in his magic revolution in Asia.”
Commenting on The Elements, Cosentino said, “I am thrilled to be embarking on this
new partnership with AXN, who is the undisputed leader of English language
broadcasting across Asia. I am very proud of what we have created with The
Elements series. The concept of the shows and the magic and escapology contained
within them is unlike anything else that has been seen before”.
The Elements will premiere in early 2018 first and exclusively on AXN.
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AXN: A leader in original productions
AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings
successes including the hit-rated, award-winning Asia’s Got Talent, five seasons of the
international Emmy-nominated The Amazing Race Asia; the Asian Television Award-winning
Cash Cab Asia and Cash Cab Philippines; The Apprentice Asia; and the Asian Television
Award-nominated Cyril: Simply Magic.
Cosentino is Australia’s premier illusionist and escapologist – a magician to his fingertips, a
man who constantly challenges our notions of what is possible. The LA Times has said of
him that ‘Cosentino mirrors the legendary Harry Houdini’ – and like Houdini, he is a true
pioneer and trail blazer. Cosentino was the first Australian magician to have his own prime-
time TV shows and is now a best selling author. Recognised by his peers as the
‘International Magician of the Year’, he has become one of Australia’s most popular live
performers and continues to stage his award winning live show to full houses across the
About Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia is a leading operator of ad-supported
channels including English general entertainment powerhouses AXN and Sony Channel; and
Asian content giants Animax, GEM and ONE. SPT Networks’ portfolio collectively features