Death by Magic

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Death by Magic
StarringDrummond Money-Coutts
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Editor(s)Andrew Payne
Running time30–38 minutes
Production company(s)A. Smith & Co. Productions
Original networkNetflix
External links
Official website

Death by Magic is an American reality television show.[1] The eight-episode first season premiered on Netflix on November 30, 2018.[2] The series stars and was created by British magician Drummond Money-Coutts.[3] It features Money-Coutts researching the myths and legends behind magic tricks and stunts that allegedly led to a performer's death.[4] After learning the details of the original stunt gone wrong, Money-Coutts attempts to recreate the performance.[5]


No.TitleOriginal air date
1"CAPE TOWN: The Great Escape"November 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)
Drummond attempts to recreate a stunt performed in the 1930s by Karr the Mysterious; escaping a straitjacket and a moving vehicle within 60 seconds.
2"MIAMI: Head Under Water"November 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)
In this episode, DMC tries a modernized "underwater escape", whilst also confronting his childhood fear of aquaphobia. The same stunt was done in 1930 by a former magician named Gilbert Genesta, who drowned to death in the process.
3"DETROIT: Death by Audience"November 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)
This is an episode paid tribute to the legendary Harry Houdini, where the power of life and death is in the audience's hands; unlike Houdini, who, after a brutal fight, died onstage at the Garrick Theatre in the early Thirties.
4"LONDON: Buried Alive"November 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)
Drummond goes back to his roots where he reenacts a deadly trick performed in 1990 by The Amazing Joe Burness; being buried alive.
5"LAS VEGAS: Against the Odds"November 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)
6"INDIA: The Rope Trick"November 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)
7"EDINBURGH: Trial by Fire"November 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)
8"LOS ANGELES: Daredevil"November 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)


  1. ^ "Drummond Money Coutts: Everything You Need to Know About the Star of 'Death By Magic'". Decider. 2018-12-04. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  2. ^ Emery, Debbie (October 23, 2018). "Netflix Sets Premiere Date for 'Death by Magic' (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  3. ^ Sarner, Lauren (2018-12-07). "Magician Drummond Money-Coutts specializes in death". New York Post. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  4. ^ Greene, Steve (November 19, 2018). "'Death by Magic' Trailer: Netflix Magic Show Tries Tricks That Killed Harry Houdini". IndieWire. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  5. ^ Blanton, Kayla. "Netflix's New Magic Series Will Make Even The Biggest Skeptic Geek Out". Bustle. Retrieved 2019-01-20.

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