Flicks News favourite Rhys Darby is to play a hapless magician in a one-off comedy to air on Channel 4 later this year, Chortle have revealed.
The Amazing Dermot is part of the channel’s Comedy Showcase season, which has previously launched full series of Plus One, The Kevin Bishop Show and Free Agents and this year will feature a David Cross written pilot, and also a pilot Ricky Gervais has worked on as a script editor.
Darby who is currently appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival will play Dermot Flint, a one-time big-name magician trying to get his career back on track after ‘an unfortunate incident involving two brothers and some French kissing under hypnosis’. In the space of a week Dermot's wife leaves him, his TV show is cancelled, and he moves into rehab.
The Office's & IT Crowd's Ash Atalla is executive producer on the special, which is being made by his company Rough Cut this summer.
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