Houdini & Doyle is a new 10-episode straight-to-series supernatural adventure that will be airing on Fox, ITV Encore and Shaw Media in 2016. The series, created by David Hoselton (House) and David Ticher (The Librarians), is inspired by the real life friendship of magician and escape artist Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The series has cast Michael Weston (House) as Houdini, Stephen Mangan (Episodes) as Doyle and Rebecca Liddiard (Man Seeking Woman) as Constable Adelaide Stratton. Among his other skills, Houdini was known for debunking the paranormal, a topic that Doyle was an aficionado on. Here the two will team up with Scotland Yard to solve crimes involving the supernatural.
The series is being distributed by Sony TV and will be executive produced by Hoselton and House creator David Shore. Stephen Hopkins has signed on to direct the series.