Jeffrey Donovan and KaDee Strickland have become experts on the dark underbelly of neighborhood psychics. The stars of Hulu’s “Shut Eye” spent plenty of time researching that world, injecting themselves into the practice in some cases. Both actors told IndieWire’s Turn It On that they were enthralled by the story as first written by Les Bohem, who explores a world rarely seen on television.
In “Shut Eye,” Donovan plays Charlie Haverford, a con man psychic whose worldview is rocked when he begins to have real visions. Or does he? Strickland is his no-nonsense wife Linda, who finds her husband to be weak, and is looking at ways to improve her family’s lot in life. Isabella Rossellini plays the matriarch of a powerful gypsy family that controls Charlie’s business — and you don’t want to cross her. Emmanuelle Chriqui (“Entourage”) and Angus Sampson (“Fargo”) also star.
All 10 episodes of “Shut Eye” Season 1 are now streaming on Hulu.
Also in this episode, filmmakers Doug Liman and Simon Chinn discuss their new Netflix unscripted true crime series “Captive” and why documentary re-enactments have a bad rap. And IndieWire’s TV team predicts the Golden Globe nominations.
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