Magician and Producer Dewayne Hill has secured a private film investor to help produce a pilot for the television series called "The Discernment". Hill has written 3 episodes of the planned 10-episode series. Principal photography will start in Spring of 2019 and will be shopped to the top streaming services and major television networks and a comic book company. "I want to be smart but aggressive- shopping the script will be done, but I really believe they (studio executives) will understand and get excited about the series more if they can see a finished product", Hill stated.
The overall plot is being kept under wraps, but it is an action/thriller based on true crimes. The Magician's production company will release a series of trailers later this fall.
The series was pitched to Ron Howard’s and Brian Grazer’s Production Company Development Program called “Imagine Impact”, but Mr. Howard declined to explore the story for further development.
The Magician has already completed a independent documentary short film that has won two awards and successfully produced a television series called “Hidden Magic” which airs a few local cable channels.