Premiering on March 11 ABC’s Deception is going to be your newest obsession. The first thought that ran through my head was “wow this is like Castle.” This new series will follow illusionist Cameron Black whose career is ruined by a scandal and becomes the world’s first “consulting illusionist” as he works with the FBI to solve odd crimes.
The trailer debuts the FBI’s first case with Black when a drug dealer makes an airplane disappear right under the FBI’s nose. This is where we became interested in learning more. The character of Cameron Black is an unique one. He’s funny, smart, and charming with a “he doesn’t play by the rules” attitude. Again, he strikes us as the magician version of Richard Castle. However, there’s a hint of a someone we can’t wait to get to know better. The trailer mainly focuses on Black.
In addition, to Black the show will also focus on Black’s team who help him pull off his “magic tricks” and illusions. This is exciting to us because this adds an element to this series that’s different from other shows. Yes, Black will work with the FBI, specifically Agent Kay Daniels, but he will also need his team to fully solve the crime or case. By having this element, it allows the main character (Black) to fully allow the fans to become fully immersed in the case and potentially even solve it before the hour’s end.
We are also excited by the dynamic between Agent Daniels and Black. She obviously isn’t fazed by Black and his stardom or his ability. She seems to accept that he has talent, but as far as magic, she’s not buying it. This dynamic between them to a classic one, and if done right is going to be social media gold. By this we mean that fans of the show are going to be all over this as it’s obviously a potential ship for them to become obsessed with. This in the long run can help with attracting new viewers to the show.
Overall, this new ABC series excites us and certain has some potential to live up to. In addition, it’s been a long time since we were excited by a show on ABC so we wish all the best to this show and encourage people to tune in for the premiere.
Deception premieres March 11 at 10 p.m. For more news related to Deception, be sure to visit this link.
This story was written by Samantha D’Amico. If you want to follow her on Twitter, you can do so at SAM_iamXO. (Photo: ABC.)