By James Hibberd
Updated March 07, 2011 at 12:00 PM EST

“It’s not TV, it’s … wait, really?

HBO is developing a drama series about a group of con men and magicians who battle Hitler and the Nazis during WWII. They use their powers of deception to outwit the Third Reich, you see.

Titled Hogoblin, the project is from Michael Chabon (Wonder Boys) and Ayelet Waidman (Bad Mother) and is described as in early development. Can’t think of a joke that isn’t lame or tasteless to end on, so let’s turn just turn this one over to the comment board. What do you think of Hobgoblin? Must see in a cool way, or in a “you’ve got to be kidding me” way?

UPDATE: Truth is stranger — or at least equally — strange as fiction: Wiki reference to Jasper Maskelyne, a British stage magician who did indeed help the Allies during WWII.