‘Deception’ is an American crime procedural drama series created by Chris Fedak and airs on ABC. The series first premiered on March 11, 2018. Greg Berlanti of ‘You‘ and ‘Riverdale‘ fame is one of the co-executive producers along with Fedak and of course, David Nutter of ‘Game of Thrones‘ fame.
The series is one of ABC’s many ventures into shows that depict civilian and law enforcement team-ups or are about crime solving. Some of the notable shows in this regard include ‘Castle’, ‘Body of Proof’ and ‘The Rookie‘. ‘Deception’ is right up there with them as we follow the story of a superstar magician who joins the FBI in the role of a consulting illusionist and helps them to solve various crimes after he finds his career ruined by a scandal.
While shows like ‘Deception’ are always crowd pullers because of the initial mistrust and then the growing team spirit between the law enforcement agency and the civilian consultant, critics did not take too well to the show. They were quick to point out that it hardly offered anything original but also acknowledged that there was a degree of lighthearted fun in the show that could make it an enjoyable watch.
Deception Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘Deception’ includes Jack Cutmore- Scott, who can be seen as Cameron Black, a popular Las Vegas illusionist, who then joins FBI as an Illusion Consultant to help the government by solving mystery cases. He also plays Cameron Black’s twin brother, Jonathan Black. Danny Corbo comes in as young Cameron Black and Sonny Corbo as young Jonathan Black. Ilfenesh Hadera stars as Kay Daniels, who is a sincere FBI agent and teams up with Black. Lenora Crichlow as Dina Clark is portrayed as Black’s producer and makeup artist.
We see Justin Chon as Jordan Kwon as a street magician, who also works on Black’s team. Laila Robbins appears as Deakins, an FBI special agent. Amaury Nolasco is cast as an FBI agent going by the name as Mike Alvarez. He is a secret fan of Cameron Black. Deakins supervises both Alvarez and Daniels. Vinnie Jones appears as Gunter Gastafsen, who is the world’s greatest illusion builder.
Recurring roles are played by Stephanie Corneliussen, a mystery woman, and Naren Weiss as Dekker, the weapon visionary for this woman. Evan Parke appears as Winslow, who forces Jonathan to do odd jobs for him. Billy Zane plays Switch who has ties with the mystery woman. There are several other supporting and guest characters who make the show a rich experience.