ABC’s ‘Deception’: Here’s the Actual Series Description

TCA 2018: Federal crime-solving just got (even more) magical


The twice-annual Television Critics Association press tour is when networks first roll out their new television series to those who review them. Sometimes a show like “This Is Us” debuts here. Other times, it’s “Deception.”

Because it is so perfect, here is the unaltered official description for the latter, which is upcoming on ABC:

When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, influence and illusion — the FBI. Using every trick in the book and inventing new ones, he will help the government catch the world’s most elusive criminals while staging the biggest illusions of his career.

So yeah, set your DVRs for that one.

The series is from writer/executive producer Chris Fedak (“Chuck”) and executive producers Greg Berlanti, Martin Gero and Sarah Schechter. Illusionist David Kwong (“Now You See Me”) will co-produce.

“Deception” stars Jack Cutmore-Scott as Cameron Black, Ilfenesh Hadera as Kay Daniels, Lenora Crichlow as Dina Clark, Amaury Nolasco as FBI Agent Mike Alvarez, Justin Chon as Jordan Kwon, Laila Robins as FBI Agent Deakins and Vinnie Jones as Gunter Gustafsen.

The series is from Berlanti Productions and Quinn’s House in association with Warner Bros. Television. “Deception” is directed by David Nutter, who is also executive producer.

“Deception” premieres Sunday, March 11 at 10 p.m. on ABC.