Deception #2

by Anjani Iman

The premiere date of ABC’s new crime drama, “Deception,” is still a month away on March 11 at 10p. With no viewership ratings to go off of, I will be exploring the stars that make up the show.

Jack Cuttmore-Scott is the series’ star, playing magician-turned-FBI-agent Cameron Black. He is a British actor known for playing Cooper Barrett in “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life”. He also had a role in the blockbuster film, “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” Could this ABC crime drama be a breakout role for Jack Cuttmore-Scott leading to more film? My guess is that he’s found that TV is his place, and he’ll most likely stay there.

Ilfenesh Hadera is the take-charge FBI agent turned magician’s assistant, though really, Cameron Black is her assistant. She is only known for Baywatch (2017), Old Boy (2013) and Billions (2016). I’m excited to see yet another strong and intelligent female role on such a huge network as ABC. It will be interesting to see her reinvent her previous roles as a generally attractive actress.

A secondary character that led me to follow this show is Justin Chon, playing Jordan Kwon. He was raised in my city of Irvine, California and went to my high school, but this hometown patriotism is not to say that he isn’t full of pure talent and drive. He’s already acted, directed and produced several of his own films, which feature his friends from the digital sphere on YouTube–Gook (2017), Man Up (2015) and 21 & Over (2013). Needless to say, I can’t wait to see him on ABC.