Criminal Magic is The Departed-meets-The Vampire Diaries. Set in present-day Los Angeles, it revolves around two warring street gangs who fight the cops and each other to corner the market on the most lucrative contraband of all: magic. A young woman hiding spectacular magical powers and an undercover cop must try to survive this glamorous world of speakeasies, crime and danger.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

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Joseph Michael Manganiello ( MANG-ə-NEL-oh; Italian pronunciation: [maŋɡaˈnjɛllo]; born December 28, 1976) is an American film, television, and theater actor, producer, director, author, and Emmy winning narrator. His professional film career began when he played Flash Thompson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man. His breakout role came in the form of werewolf Alcide Herveaux on five seasons of the HBO series True Blood, for which he was voted “Favorite Pop-Culture Werewolf of All Time” in 2011 by the readers of Entertainment Weekly and one of Men's Health's “100 Fittest Men of All Time”. Manganiello is also known for his roles in films such as Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL, Pee-wee's Big Holiday, What to Expect When You're Expecting, and Sabotage, among others. In late 2013, he became a published author when his first book, Evolution, was released by Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books. His directorial debut came in 2014 with the documentary feature “La Bare,” which he also produced and financed. In 2017 he won an Emmy as the narrator of the documentary “Pittsburgh is Home: The Story of the Penguins,” which documented the first 50 years of history of the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team. He is active with several charities, primarily Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC for which he serves on the board of trustees. In 2016, Manganiello was cast as Slade Wilson / Deathstroke in the DC Extended Universe, making his first appearance in 2017's Justice League.

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In August 2016, test footage of Slade Wilson / Deathstroke on the set of some unnamed film was posted to Twitter by Ben Affleck. In September 2016, Geoff Johns who was DC Comics' President and CCO, and is signed on to both Co-run the DCEU, and co-write/co-produce the solo Batman film with Affleck confirmed that Deathstroke will appear in the shared film universe, with Manganiello portraying the character. It has since been confirmed that he will appear in the Ben Affleck Batman movie. In 2017 Manganiello won an Emmy as the narrator of the documentary “Pittsburgh is Home: The Story of the Penguins,” which documented the first 50 years of history of the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team.

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