The world’s greatest escape artist/master magician and the creator of Sherlock Holmes team up in the new FOX drama, Houdini & Doyle, starring Michael Weston as Harry Houdini and Stephen Manga as Arthur Conan Doyle.
In the fictional series, real-life friends Houdini & Doyle team up with the first female Constable of New Scotland Yard, Adelaide Stratton (Rebecca Liddiard) to solve inexplicable, possibly supernatural mysteries.
Houdini & Doyle premieres Monday, May 2nd (9/10) following a new episode of Gotham – in the timeslot currently occupied by Lucifer (which has its season finale on April 25th). A trailer and further details follow the break.
NEW ADVENTURE DRAMA “HOUDINI & DOYLE” TO PREMIERE MONDAY, MAY 2, ON FOX
Series Hails From “House” Creator and Executive Producer David Shore and Co-Creators and Executive Producers David Hoselton and David Titcher
LUCIFER Season Finale to Air Monday, April 25
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.