Jeffrey Donovan (Fargo, Sicario, Burn Notice) has been cast as the lead actor in the Hulu original Shut Eye.
Donovan will portray 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.
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.
The project is executive produced by creator/showrunner Les Bohem (Extant, Taken) and Gran Via Productions’ Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein (Breaking Bad, Halt & Catch Fire, Rectify).
The series comes to Hulu from Tri-Star Television.