Deception’s featured inside TV Guide Magazine - the March 18-24 edition!!! The feature is focused on the upcoming SEASON (not series) finale, “I’ll Start With The Hillbilly” which airs THIS Monday March 18.
Giving and Deceiving
A lot of crazy has gone on at the Bowers estate — from a rival company framing dad Robert (Victor Garber) for creating a killer cancer drug to the hit ordered on son Edward (Tate Donovan). Not to mention the murder of eldest daughter Vivian (Bree Williamson). Tonight, cop Joanna (Meagan Good) will finally unmask Vivian’s killer. “The beauty is that no one is who they seem,” hints Garber, who claims Deception’s corrupt clan is not all bad. “There’s good in everyone. Will you be happy for them in the end? Probably not, but I think you’ll be hopeful.”
The show hasn’t been picked up for a second season yet, but “there is a cliffhanger,” says Garber.
#Deception stars Victor Garber, Ella Rae Peck and Katherine LaNasa talks about season 1 drama fun with ScreenInvasion.com:
Victor Garber praised creator Liz Heldens for her accessibility and openness to change. Choosing not to clutter his process with superfluous research, Garber feels comfortable that everything he needs to know about his character is on the page. But he won’t hesitate to call Heldens and say “I think we can be better.”
Asked what three adjectives best describe the show, Ella Rae called it “Subtle, funny, and smart.” Reminding me of one particular scene in the pilot episode: Peck’s character Mia tells Joanna that Vivian had been going to “meetings.” “AA meetings?”, asks Joanna. “No. Meetings at the Pentagon.” When I brought up this line to Ella Rae, with her familiar sass, she said “You don’t think the show is funny?” One thing she likes most about the show is that it is full of great one-liners. Victor and Katherine agreed, even though all of them belong to the smart, sarcastic Mia.
Katherine called the show “opulent, mysterious, and campy.” It certainly is opulent–LaNasa seemed more than happy to discuss her interest in the show’s fashion. I won’t go into much detail about it, other than that some of her favorite shoes were Michael Kors. She explained her choice of the word campy: “I love that the show is a little bit campy. Because I think that’s what makes it fun. Otherwise it would take itself too seriously.” LaNasa is well aware that Deception is considered a “soap opera,” and even though it’s in primetime, there are still moments when her character is “larger-than-life.”
Victor called the show “entertaining, intriguing, and sexy.” The first two need no explanation; the latter refers to himself.
#Deception star Victor Garber talks about being Robert Bowers.
Here’s what he told ScreenInvasion who was also at the dinner interview:
He compared some aspects of the show to Alias (in which he appeared in all 105 episodes), which was a drama where the family just happens to be spies. He explains Deception: ”It’s a family drama, they just happen to be extremely rich and dysfunctional. They’re still a family trying to sort it out. Their toys are bigger.” If you’ve seen just a few minutes of the show with any member of the Bowers family–you see how this is true.