11:30am PT by Kate Stanhope
ABC Magic Procedural Finds Lead in 'Kingsman: Secret Service' Star
ABC's Deception has found its star.
Kingsman: The Secret Service actor Jack Cutmore-Scott is set for the lead role in the magic drama pilot from the team behind Blindspot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The project centers on a superstar magician (Cutmore-Scott) whose career is ruined by scandal, leaving him one place to turn to practice his art of deception, illusion and influence — the FBI. He’ll become the world’s first consulting illusionist, helping the government solve crimes that defy explanation, and trap criminals and spies by using deception.
Blindspot's Greg Berlanti, Martin Gero and Sarah Schechter will exec produce, with Blindspot puzzle creator and renowned magician David Kwong attached as a co-producer. Chris Fedak (Chuck) wrote the pilot, and will exec produce. David Nutter (Game of Thrones) will direct and exec produce. Deception hails from Berlanti Productions and Quinn's House in association with Warner Bros. TV.
The casting brings Cutmore-Scott back to TV, where he most recently starred in the Fox comedy Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life. The role also keeps him in the fold at Warner Bros., which is releasing his next film, Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated World War II drama Dunkirk.
Cutmore-Scott is repped by UTA, Management 360 and Felker Toczek.