A series about the world of fake psychics may seem like a completely untapped resource for a gritty television drama, but for creator Les Bohem (Extant, Taken), it’s not so new. “I’ve had this idea—fake psychic has real visions—for something like 10 years.” However, the true meaning of the show, Bohem says, is to tell the story “about a bad guy in a bad world who slowly starts this incredibly impossible journey to sainthood.”
Charlie Haverford (Jeffrey Donovan) is a hard-luck magician in L.A. paying the bills by telling fake fortunes to gullible people with lots of cash. His road to redemption proves mighty difficult as Charlie’s wife (KaDee Strickland) hustles along in the same line of work and they ultimately tussle with a powerful gypsy family, led by Rita Marks (Isabella Rossellini) and her son, Fonso (Angus Sampson). Let’s meet the colorful cast and see what’s in the cards for their merry teasers and tricksters.
Shut Eye, Premieres Wednesday, Dec. 7, Hulu