[05/12/17 - 07:21 PM] Development Update: Friday, May 12 - "Deception," "Splitting Up Together" Land Series Orders at ABC By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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Here are the latest projects being picked up to series by the aforementioned network for the 2017-18 season (via press release):
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. 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/Jonathan Black, Lenora Crichlow as Dina Clark, Amaury Nolasco as Mike Alvarez, Ilfenesh Hadera as Kay Daniels, Justin Chon as Jordan Monroe, Vinnie Jones as Gunter and Laila Robins as Special Agent Deakin.
SPLITTING UP TOGETHER
Based on the Danish series, "Splitting Up Together" is the story of a couple whose marriage is reignited by their divorce. Emily Kapnek ("Suburgatory") writes and serves as executive producer of this new comedy, along with Ellen DeGeneres.
The series stars Jenna Fischer as Lena, Oliver Hudson as Martin, Lindsay Price as Camille, Bobby Lee as Arthur, Geoff Pierson as Henry, Diane Farr as Maya, Olivia Keville as Mae, Van Crosby as Mason and Sander Thomas as Milo.