Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 07:15AM
Dodd Vickers

According to Variety, NBC is in the process of developing a new show based upon the concept of a magician that uses his conjuring skills to solve crimes. 

The concept centers on a master magician whose career is in ruins after he develops stage fright and agoraphobia; an elite law enforcement agency recruits him to take an unusual approach to cracking tough cases.

"It won't be as much of a whodunit as a 'how the hell do we catch him,' " Amiel told Daily Variety. Percelay approached Amiel with his one-line description of the project, which felt "totally in my wheelhouse," Amiel said. The two developed it together and then scouted for a writer.


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