Mind Games, a new TV show on ABC, is set for a February 25 premiere date, and a trailer has come out.
The cast includes Christian Slater and Steve Zahn as brothers Ross and Clark Edwards.
Ross is recently out of prison after a two-year stint for fraud, and gets Clark, a world-renowned expert in the fields of human behavior, psychology, and motivation, to join him in an unusual new business.
The business is “based on the belief that people’s decisions are influenced by their environment in ways they’re not aware,” according to the show description. “With a little bit of science, a dash of con-artistry, plus a smattering of Jedi mind tricks, the brothers can tailor a plan to influence any life-altering situation, thereby making their clients’ dreams come true and their nightmares go away.”
“By using the hard science of psychological manipulation, the brothers commit to solving their clients’ problems. With Clark’s expertise and Ross’s con artist ways, each believing to know what makes people tick, and with their unique staff to help them, the brothers will use psychology and science to offer clients an alternative to their fates,” it adds.
The cast also includes Megalyn Echikunwoke as Megan, an actress who works with the team; Cedric Sanders as Latrell, a man from a tough neighborhood that Ross sees untapped potential in; Gregory Marcel as Miles, a geeky trust fund baby; and Jaime Ray Newman as Samantha Gordon, an ex-con that Ross met during group therapy sessions who reads people well.