Hulu Renews ‘SHUT EYE’ For a Second Season
Hulu has renewed their freshman drama series SHUT EYE starring Jeffrey Donovan, with a new show runner.
Former Hell on Wheels show runner John Shiban will be taking over the show under a new overall deal he has signed with Sony Pictures TV. He replaces David Hudgins, who was show runner in season 1.
Created and executive produced by Les Bohem, SHUT EYE launched in December, centers on Charlie Haverford (Donovan), a scammer with a small chain of fortune-telling storefronts and who contracts buildings tricks for a family that controls the business in the greater chunk of Los Angeles. A blow to the head from a client’s angry boyfriend intersects with a hypnosis session while auditioning a new “clairvoyant”, and suddenly, a man whose entire life has been based on fraud begins to see and feel some very real and fundamental truths.
Charlie’s wife Linda (KaDee Strickland) is sick and tired of their mediocre life and wants to break away from Fonso (Angus Sampson), the single father who runs the Marks family’s psychic empire and controls the Haverford’s future. Also starring Isabella Rossellini as Rita, the cunning, seductive and sadistic matriarch of the Marks clan.
Shiban will executive produce alongside Bohem, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein and Larysa Kondracki.