Jon Armstrong knows a thing or two about Hollywood. Outside of his very busy career in close up magic, he’s been a consultant and designer on projects such as The Mentalist, AntMan, and Spiderman 3, and is one of the performers at the center of Netflix’s Magicians: Life in the Impossible documentary.
His latest project is as the magic consultant on Hulu’s original series Shut Eye. The show is about former magician Charlie Haverford, who runs a ring of shady storefront psychics for a mob kingpin. But after a head injury, he starts seeing some rather strange things.
The trailer for the second season shows Jeffrey Donovan, who plays Charlie, doing a bit of card-disappearing flash. The first season didn’t get a ton of love from Rotten Tomatoes, but with someone of Armstrong’s chops helping out, at least the magic scenes should be quality. Plus he’s got a cameo in the “Purple Hearts” episode. Judge the trailer for yourself: