The dynamic duo is coming soon. FOX has announced their new series, Houdini & Doyle, will premiere this May.
A month ago, the network released a first look trailer for the adventure drama.
From David Shore, Houdini & Doyle explores the real-life friendship of Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) and famed magician Harry Houdini (Michael Weston). The series will follow the two as they solve a series of supernatural crimes alongside constable Adelaide Stratton (Rebecca Liddiard).
Houdini & Doyle is set to premiere on May 2nd.
Watch the first look trailer and read the full details below:
From “House” creator and executive producer David Shore, the new mystery adventure drama series HOUDINI & DOYLE, starring Michael Weston (“House,” “Six Feet Under”), Stephen Mangan (“Episodes”) and Rebecca Liddiard (“Man Seeking Woman”), will premiere on Monday, May 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following an all-new episode of GOTHAM (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. HOUDINI & DOYLE will debut simultaneously on the Canadian television network Global.
Inspired by true events, the series follows two great men of the 20th Century and real-life friends – HARRY HOUDINI (Weston), master magician, escape artist and paranormal debunker; and ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (Mangan), prolific writer, creator of “Sherlock Holmes” and paranormal aficionado. They grudgingly join forces with New Scotland Yard to investigate unsolved, inexplicable and possibly supernatural crimes, alongside the first female Constable of the London Metropolitan Police Force, ADELAIDE STRATTON (Rebecca Liddiard, “Man Seeking Woman”).
In the series, Houdini, Doyle and Stratton are tasked with the cases that nobody else can solve. It challenges their sense of what is real and what is not. Houdini is a skeptic, while Doyle believes in the unseen. Their diverse viewpoints make solving crime a challenge and often Stratton is put in the middle. The trio will take on cases that involve vampires, ghosts, monsters and poltergeists… or are they a ruse to conceal murder?
One week prior to the debut of HOUDINI & DOYLE, don’t miss the season finale of LUCIFER on Monday, April 25 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
HOUDINI & DOYLE is a Canada/U.K. treaty co-production from Shaftesbury (Canada) and Big Talk Productions (U.K.), in association with Shore Z Productions. The series is executive-produced by David Shore, creator and executive producer of the network’s long-running and award-winning medical drama, “House”; and written and created by his longtime collaborator, David Hoselton, and veteran TV writer/producer David Titcher (“The Librarians”). Christina Jennings, Maggie Murphy and Scott Garvie for Shaftesbury; and Kenton Allen, Matthew Justice and Luke Alkin for Big Talk Productions also serve as executive producers. The series is distributed by Sony Pictures Television.”
What do you think? Will you watch Houdini & Doyle? Were you aware of the real-life friendship?