Deception: Season 1 (2018)


Critic Consensus: Deception isn't particularly original or thoughtful, but there's still some lighthearted fun to be found hidden up its sleeve.


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Air date: Mar 11, 2018
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When his career takes a nosedive after a scandal, famous magician Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) decides to offer his skills to the FBI, thinking he can help them solve cases. He's partnered with Kay Daniels (Ilfenesh Hadera), a by-the-book agent who reluctantly allows him to follow her around. In the first season of the drama series Black also has a secret mission: helping his twin brother Jonathan (also played by Jack Cutmore-Scott), who was framed for murder and is now in jail. Makeup artist Dina Clark (Lenora Crichlow) and street magician Jordan Kwon (Justin Chon) are also part of Black's team, making Daniels' life much more difficult as they tend to not follow any protocol.


Jack Cutmore-Scott
as Cameron Black
Ilfenesh Hadera
as Kay Daniels
Lenora Crichlow
as Dina Clark
Amaury Nolasco
as FBI Agent Mike Alvarez
Justin Chon
as Jordan Kwon
Laila Robins
as FBI Agent Deakins
Vinnie Jones
as Gunter Gustafsen
Brett Dalton (II)
as Isaac Walker
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Critic Reviews for Deception Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

As escapist fare, though, it turns the trick, plays its cards well, pulls a rabbit from the hat, etc. Or as ABC might say, "Abracadabra, here's to another Castle."

Mar 9, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Platinum-plated nonsense -- but also self-aware enough to know just how nonsensical. Deception is mostly just a lot of fun.

Mar 8, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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The storyline is smart.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Deception is fairly charming in spite of its blah procedural trappings thanks to Mr. Cutmore-Scott and his character's bag of tricks and magic team.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Anything is better than this.

Apr 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Improbable but still fun magic-themed crime drama.

Mar 13, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's all pretty absurd, but the show is too light on its feet to begrudge for long.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Never rising above its hokey premise, the procedural is further sunk by transparent mysteries, hollow supporting characters, and a fatal lack of surprises.

Mar 6, 2018 | Full Review…
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Unfortunately, Deception is a show about the magic of illusion that has a great deal of difficulty being, y'know, magical.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The "Magician helps the FBI fight crime" hook of Deception sounds silly, but the early episodes prove that "silly" isn't the same as "bad."

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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