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“Deception,” is written and executive produced by Chris Fedak. It tells the story of superstar magician Cameron Black, who, when his career is ruined by scandal, has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, illusion, and influence — the FBI. Black becomes the world’s first consulting illusionist, helping the government solve crimes that defy explanation and trap criminals and spies by using deception. Berlanti, Martin Gero, and Sarah Schechter also serve as executive producers. “Deception” is produced by Berlanti Productions and Quinn’s House in association with Warner Bros. Television. David Kwong serves as co-producer.
In “The Crossing,” refugees from a war-torn country start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. Only the country these people are from is America and the war they are fleeing is 250 years in the future. The »
- Daniel Holloway
ABC has given pilot orders to two new drama series, the network announced on Thursday. The network has ordered pilots for the FBI crime drama “Deception,” from writer Chris Fedak and executive producer Greg Berlanti, as well as the time-travel refugee drama “The Crossing” from “Scream: The TV Series” duo Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie. “Deception” follows the disgraced superstar magician Cameron Black. When his career is ruined by scandal, he has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, illusion and influence — the FBI. He’ll become the world’s first consulting illusionist, helping the government solve crimes that defy explanation. »
- Reid Nakamura
ABC has has given pilot orders to two more drama projects, Deception, an FBI crime drama procedural from Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak, magician David Kwong, Blindspot creator Martin Gero and Berlanti TV and a timely futuristic sci-fi project The Crossing, from Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie (Criminal Minds) and producer Jason Reed, which touches upon the issue of refugees. Deception, from Warner Bros. TV and Greg Berlanti’s studio-based Berlanti TV, had been an early… »
ABC has added a pair of buzzy drama pilots to next season’s development slate.
The network has picked up two new drama pilots, The Crossing and Deception, TVLine has learned. The Crossing has a timely-sounding premise, with war refugees seeking shelter in an American town. Only there’s a sci-fi twist: The refugees are from America… and traveling back in time from 250 years in the future. The main characters include a local sheriff with a past, a federal agent and a mother looking for her refugee daughter… and of course, there’s a conspiracy at the center of everything. »
ABC added to its drama pilot orders Thursday, handing out official pickups to a magic drama from Greg Berlanti and the Blindspot team as well as a futuristic war drama from Criminal Minds grads Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie.
Ordered to pilot are The Crossing, from Dworkin and Beattie, and Deception, from Berlanti, showrunner Martin Gero (Blindspot), magician David Kwong and writer Chris Fedak (Chuck, Forever). David Nutter (Game of Thrones) is expected to direct and exec produce Deception, reuniting with Berlanti after helming pilots for The Flash and Arrow.
The drama, produced by Warner Bros. Television, where Berlanti, Gero and Fedak are »
- Lesley Goldberg
5 items from 2017
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