It would be an hour-long series of drama during the Second World War, and it’s about a team of various kinds of charlatans — stage magicians, a spirit medium, a con artist and so on — who are recruited by British intelligence to perpetrate deceptions against the Nazis.”

Michael Chabon on an HBO show he and Ayelet Waldman are developing. (via mattfractionblog)

I would watch this. I don’t have HBO and I would buy HBO so I could watch this.

(via costak)

I presume (while doing nothing to look into this) that they are referring to the largely apocryphal Magic Gang, and Jasper Maskelyn. I’d love to see the show.

(via worsethandetroit)

Have been thinking about how to turn the Magic Gang into a screenplay for five years now. Which is a reminder to think less and do more.

And also a reminder that great ideas are in the air, not in our minds.

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