Jack Cutmore-Scott will play a magician who consults with the FBI after his career is ruined by scandal

Jack Cutmore-Scott has been tapped to star in ABC’s magic pilot Deception, EW has learned.

The Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life alum will play superstar magician Cameron Black, who, after his career is ruined by scandal, has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, illusion, and influence: the FBI. He’ll become the world’s first consulting illusionist, helping the government solve crimes that defy explanation and trap criminals and spies by using deception.

Note: The project is not to be confused with NBC’s short-lived Revenge-style drama of the same name.

Chris Fedak (Chuck, Legends of Tomorrow) will write and executive-produce the Warner Bros. TV project with Blindspot trio Greg Berlanti, Martin Gero, and Sarah Schechter, as well as David Nutter. Renowned magician and New York Times crossword constructor David Kwong, who’s a consultant on Blindspot, will also serve as a co-producer on Deception.