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[04/05/17 - 10:14 AM]
2017 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 14 drama projects under consideration for next season.

[03/03/17 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 3
Updates include: Allison Miller to star in ABC's "Salamander"; Peter Fonda to guest on Amazon's "Jack Ryan"; and FOX's "Lucifer" to relocate production to Los Angeles.

[02/15/17 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 15
Updates include: "The Big Bang Theory" nears two-season renewal by CBS; Amazon gives second season to "Goliath"; and Mike Vogel to lead "For God & Country" at NBC.

[02/14/17 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 14
Updates include: Adhir Kalyan to star in "Brothered Up" at CBS; Genevieve Angelson to lead NBC's "The Happy Peppers"; and Sam Adegoke cast in The CW's "Dynasty."

[02/10/17 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 10
Updates include: Sarah Shahi to topline "Reverie" for NBC; Jack Cutmore-Scott set as male lead on ABC's "Deception"; and Elizabeth Gillies cast in The CW's "Dynasty."

[01/19/17 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 19
Updates include: Yara Shahidi to star in potential "Black-ish" spin-off; Dean Norris cast in TNT's "Claws"; and ABC orders dramas "The Crossing," "Deception" to pilot.

[09/14/16 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 14
Updates include: Netflix to wrap "Bloodline" after three seasons; Chris Fedak brings "Deception" at ABC; and Matt Lopez lands "Dreamer" at NBC.







DECEPTION (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
9/14/16 - 4/5/17
STATUS:
currently in development (2017-2018 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) Cameron Black is the world's greatest illusionist. The Master of the Impossible! At least, that's what people used to call him - before his greatest secret was exposed and his career destroyed. Even worse, Cameron has good reason to believe this was no accident. A criminal illusionist masterminded his downfall. Now, Cameron must find out who sabotaged him and expose them to the world. It's a good plan... but maybe a little too impossible. Until... ... an FBI jet blows up in a hangar outside New York. It was transporting a cartel boss to prison. To the untrained eye it looks like an explosion, the cartel boss is dead. But Cameron knows this jet didn't blow up. It disappeared! Is it possible the cartel boss used a criminal illusionist to escape? Is this the same illusionist who wrecked his career? To get answers, Cameron must convince FBI agent Kay Daniels that he can help her find the cartel boss. Of course, he's not exactly FBI material. Cameron's antics and constant showmanship irritate Kay's superiors, but this genius for illusion is her best chance to capture the cartel boss. And they make for a good team. Cameron's unique abilities compliment Kay's FBI training and street smarts, even when his over-the-top persona gets them into trouble. They also have help. Cameron's magic team (the geniuses behind his stage show) can build any trick or illusion for them. Kay has the FBI and her crack partner, Special Agent Mike Alvarez, who just so happens to be one of Cameron's biggest fans. With both teams working together, they stage an illusion of their own that brings down the cartel boss and puts Cameron one step closer to finding his criminal illusionist. The FBI is impressed. They order Kay to put together a new team - the Deception Group. Their job: to solve any deception and outdo it with their own. Kay immediately recruits Cameron and his team. Together, they'll take down criminals and spies and, along the way, go after the elusive illusionist who destroyed Cameron's career. DECEPTION is from writer/executive producer Chris Fedak (Chuck), executive producers Martin Gero (Blindspot), and Berlanti TV (The Flash, Arrow). Illusionist David Kwong (Now You See Me) will co-produce.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Amaury Nolasco as Mike Alvarez
· Ilfenesh Hadera as Kay Daniels
· Jack Cutmore-Scott as Cameron Black
· Justin Chon
· Laila Robins
· Lenora Crichlow as Dina Clark
· Vinnie Jones as Gunter Gastafsen
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chris Fedak as CRTR/EP
· David Kwong as CO-PROD
· David Nutter as DIR (Pilot)
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Martin Gero as EP
· Sarah Schechter as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Berlanti Productions
· Warner Bros. Television