'Derren Brown: Sacrifice', trailer of controversial psychological illusionist's Netflix special out
Brown has built a scenario in which an American, who thinks there's an "immigration problem", theoretically decides to risk his life to save an undocumented immigrant
Controversial psychological illusionist Derren Brown is back with a Netflix Original special, 'Derren Brown: Sacrifice'. The show will premiere on the streaming giant on October 19. In the special, Brown uses covert psychological techniques to radically transform one man’s prejudices.
The subject is an American named Phil, who claims he is not racist but says the US has an "immigration problem." Keeping in mind Phil's biases, Brown along with his team have built a scenario in which Phil could theoretically decide to risk his life to save an undocumented immigrant.
Watch the trailer of 'Derren Brown: Sacrifice' below.
According to the show's synopsis, "Spanning two continents and drawing on the expertise of actors, stunt coordinators and ballistic experts, Derren creates a scenario in which his subject has to decide whether or not to make the ultimate sacrifice: laying down his life for a complete stranger he wouldn't normally identify with."
'Derren Brown: Sacrifice' is a follow up to 'Derren Brown: The Push,' wherein Brown "engineers an audacious social experiment demonstrating how manipulation can lead an ordinary person to commit an appalling act," including murder.
The show triggered quite a controversy after its Netflix launch (it was previously on Channel 4) earlier this year, with many calling for the arrest of the contestants.