Mar 27 , 2019
Brand new local magic series set to thrill and mesmerize viewers …
Boomerang has teamed up with 23-year-old South African magician, Wian Van Den Berg, to launch a brand new, and exciting, local magic show that promises to give viewers magical moments they will remember forever!
Launching on 1 April 2019, WOOALA! is Boomerang’s latest localised short-format show that celebrates young Africans’ sense of wonder and belief in magic. Viewers will be taken on a magical journey through the streets of Cape Town where Wian will use simple, everyday objects to perform mind tingling illusions, close-up hand magic and innovative tricks that will wow and amaze young passers-by and their parents.
Wian is well known for his unique comedy style that he brings to his magic, showcasing this via his social media uploads. These videos, with views logged all over the world, have led Wian to become the biggest magician on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube in the southern hemisphere. He is considered by many to be one of the best up and coming sleight of hand magicians in the world.
“I am so excited to be partnering with Boomerang on their new, local, magic show, WOOALA!, because so many fans across Africa will get to see the impossible happen while having a laugh,” says Wian Van Den Berg. “Magic is my language. It is a way to connect with anyone anywhere in the world, and now, Boomerang viewers get to experience these magical moments in their own homes! Watching the reaction I get from the audience, is why I do what I love!”
What’s even more exciting is that the young street magician will not be keeping his cards too close to his chest as he shares a magic tutorial at the end of each episode. The WOOALA! Magic tutorials, as seen on each episode, will also be available on Boomerang Africa’s YouTube channel from Saturday, 6 April, with a fresh tutorial being available for download every Saturday. Boomerang’s young viewers will now be able to perform their very own magic tricks, using everyday items found in their homes!
“We are proud to present WOOALA!, a show that we have worked on with local production company, Rapid Blue, to further our commitment in producing exclusive original content for our local DStv audience,” says Ariane Suveg, Programming Director Head of Kids content Africa. “WOOALA! is packaged to allow our young viewers to disconnect from their daily routine, giving them opportunity to escape to a world they believe exists but haven’t visited yet. We can’t wait to see our Boomerang viewers’ response!”
Catch the exciting sneak peak of WOOALA! in the special AbracadaBoom! stunt on Boomerang, DStv channel 301, on Monday 1 April at 14:25 CAT. Tune in from Saturday, 6 April on Saturdays and Sundays @ 09:00 CAT to watch the full series on WOOALA!