The series, from creator Les Bohem (Extant), Tri-Star Television and Mark Johnson’s Gran Via Productions, takes a darkly comedic look at the underground world of Los Angeles storefront psychics and the organized crime syndicate that runs them. The story revolves around a disgruntled player in the organization who finds his cynical world view challenged when he starts to experience visions that may or may not be real.
Donovan will play Charlie Haverford, a failed magician who now works as a psychic/conman overseeing a number of fortune telling parlors in Los Angeles. Employed for many years by a Romani kingpin, Charlie’s life is stifled and going nowhere until a blow to the head jars him into a new mindset and makes him question everything he has ever believed. When his wife urges him to break out on his own, he’s careful – because he knows that one wrong move will land him in a shallow grave.
Shut Eye is executive produced by showrunner Bohem and Gran Via Prods’ Johnson and Melissa Bernstein (Breaking Bad).
For seven seasons, Donovan played resourceful former spy Michael Westen on the hit USA drama series Burn Notice. He most recently recurred on the second season of FX’s Fargo and co-starred in awards contender Sicario. Donovan is repped by WME, 3 Arts Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman.