Saturday, January 9, 2016

Jeffrey Donovan to Star in New Hulu Drama 'Shut Eye'

Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice, Fargo) has been cast in the lead role in the new original drama series Shut Eye at Hulu, it was confirmed today from the Television Critics Association's winter press tour.

Shut Eye takes a darkly comedic look at the underground world of Los Angeles storefront psychics and the organized crime syndicate that runs them. The story revolves around a disgruntled player in the organization who finds his cynical world view challenged when he starts to experience visions that may or may not be real.

Donovan will play Charlie Haverford, a failed magician who now works as a psychic/conman overseeing a number of fortune telling parlors in Los Angeles. Employed for many years by a Romani kingpin, Charlie's life is stifled and going nowhere until a blow to the head jars him into a new mindset and makes him question everything he has ever believed. When his wife urges him to break out on his own, he's careful - because he knows that one wrong move will land him in a shallow grave.

The series is executive produced by creator/showrunner Les Bohem (Extant, Taken) and Gran Via Productions' Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein (Breaking Bad, Rectify). The series comes to Hulu from TriStar Television.