ABC is looking to make a little magic with Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak.
The Alphabet Network has greenlit a pilot for Deception, a magic-themed drama written by Fedak that also boasts über producer Greg Berlanti and Blindspot creator Martin Gero among its EPs. Magician David Kwong, who has worked as a creative consultant on Blindspot and the feature film Now You See Me, will serve as a co-producer.
Per the official logline, Deception tells the tale of a superstar magician whose career is plagued by scandal. In an effort to keep practicing the arts of deception, illusion and influence, he teams with the FBI to become the world’s first consulting illusionist.
Since Chuck, Fedak has worked as an EP on the one-and-done Forever and is the current co-showrunner on Berlanti’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.