Deception (2018)
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Pilot 

A disgraced magician puts his skills of deception and illusion to work at the FBI.

Director:

David Nutter

Writers:

Chris Fedak (created by), Chris Fedak
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Cutmore-Scott ... Cameron Black / Jonathan Black
Ilfenesh Hadera ... Kay Daniels
Lenora Crichlow ... Dina Clark
Justin Chon ... Jordan Kwon
Laila Robins ... FBI Agent Deakins
Amaury Nolasco ... FBI Agent Mike Alvarez
Vinnie Jones ... Gunter Gustafsen
Stephanie Corneliussen ... Mystery Woman
Elliot Villar ... Felix Ruiz
Eyas Younis ... Andrei Stanislav
Penn & Teller Penn & Teller ... Penn & Teller
Brendan Patrick Connor ... Bartender
Paul Beban Paul Beban ... Anchor #1
Kendis Gibson Kendis Gibson ... News Reporter #1
Peter Bradbury Peter Bradbury ... DEA Agent
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A disgraced magician puts his skills of deception and illusion to work at the FBI.

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The "gas bomb" created the illusion that the plane exploded. See more »

Quotes

Cameron Black: Last night, someone performed a deck flip with your airplane. The plane was the top card, the smoke, the fire, all that, that was my hand, and the wreckage, all this, that's the reveal.
Kay Daniels: So you're saying that somebody swapped out a seven-ton airplane with fake wreckage in, what, minutes?
Cameron Black: Yep. They slid it. It was all on a platform. If you, uh, clear up some of this retardant, you'll find... grooves in the floor.
FBI Agent Mike Alvarez: We saw the plane explode.
Cameron Black: That was just pyrotechnics, a gas bomb to give you that ...
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References The Prestige (2006) See more »

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Snap...Crackle...FLOP
12 March 2018 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

A suspenseful background musical score will not add the required "POP" to maintain a captive weekly TV audience, nor will a young twenty something illusionist magician named Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott), nor will another too young to really be believed and hot looking FBI agent named Kay Daniels (Ilfenesh Hadera) who recently starred as a Baywatch lifeguard, Stephanie Holden keep an audience's attention for 60 minutes.

What is required in making a successful drama series are good screenwriters that present a somewhat realistic premise, and a believable cast. Nowadays you most likely hear at every Hollywood related awards show the buzz word "inclusiveness" and yet the producers keep re-hashing mainly very young twenty somethings, who are typically white Americans or Brits, slim/muscular or shapely depending on the sex (appeal), stereotype actors/actresses.

I did watch the entire first episode and I can't say it left me wanting anymore of the same old, "same old". I have a message for the producers/writers and that word is "inclusiveness". Try it sometime.


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