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Deception is an American drama television series that aired on ABC from March 11 to May 27, 2018. The series was officially cancelled on May 11, 2018, after one season.


After his career as a magician is ruined by a scandal, Las Vegas illusionist Cameron Black becomes the world's first "consulting illusionist" as he works with the FBI to solve odd crimes.


  • Jack Cutmore-Scott as Cameron Black
  • Ilfenesh Hadera as Kay Daniels
  • Lenora Crichlow as Dina Clark
  • Justin Chon as Jordan Kwon
  • Laila Robins as Deakins
  • Amaury Nolasco as Mike Alvarez
  • Vinnie Jones as Gunter Gastafsen



Deception was given a pilot production commitment by ABC on September 14, 2016, with the project being developed by Chris Fedak and magician David Kwong. The pilot was ordered on January 19, 2017, followed by a series order a few months later on May 12. On February 10, 2017, Jack Cutmore-Scott was cast in the lead role as Cameron Black, followed a few days later by the casting of Ilfenesh Hadera as Kay Daniels, Lenora Crichlow as Dina Clark, and Amaury Nolasco as Mike Alvarez. The following month, Justin Chon joined the cast as Jordan Kwon, while Vinnie Jones was cast as Gunter Gastafsen. In May 2017, it was revealed that Laila Robins had been cast as special agent Deakins.

Production on the pilot began in March 2017, with filming taking place in New York City. Filming for the rest of the season began in September 2017, and ended in February 2018. The series is composed by Blake Neely and Nathaniel Blume. The series formally cancelled on May 11, 2018.


Deception began airing on March 11, 2018, on ABC in the United States, and on CTV in Canada. The pilot was screened on July 19, 2017 at San Diego Comic-Con International. On October 8, 2017, members of the cast and the executive producers attended New York Comic Con to promote the series and screen the pilot.

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Genre Crime drama
Created by Chris Fedak
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Greg Berlanti
Chris Fedak
Martin Gero
Sarah Schechter

David Nutter

Producer(s) Chad McQuay
Ryan Lindenberg
David Kwong
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 43 minutes
Berlanti Productions
VHPT Company
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original channel ABC
Original run March 11 – May 27, 2018
Status Cancelled