[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.
[12/14/18 - 11:23 PM] Development Update: Friday, December 14 Updates include: Netflix renews "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman"; NBC developing small screen take on podcast "The Black Tapes"; and DHX Media to bring the Peanuts characters to Apple.
[12/14/18 - 12:01 PM] Netflix Picks Up "Bonding" from Rightor Doyle The dark comedy centers on the relationship between former high-school BFFs, Pete, a recently out gay man, and Tiff, a grad student and secretly one of New York City's top dominatrixes, who reconnect in an unexpected way years later.
[12/14/18 - 09:05 AM] "Strike Back" Begins Season Six Jan. 25 on Cinemax The show follows the explosive escapades of Section 20, an elite, multinational, covert special ops team, as it spans the globe fighting a vast web of interconnected criminal and terrorist activity.
[12/13/18 - 11:22 PM] Development Update: Thursday, December 13 Updates include: CBS revealed to have settled sexual harassment case with Eliza Dushku; Logan Lerman in talks to lead Amazon's "The Hunt"; and Jennifer Garner, J.J. Abrams to re-team for Apple's "My Glory Was I Had Such Friends."