FOX’s new series, Houdini & Doyle (Mondays 9/8C), has a delightful premise: real-life friends Harry Houdini, Master illusionist, escapologist and debunker of supernatural charlatans, and Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes and devout believer in the paranormal, team up to solve crimes.
Unfortunately, Houdini & Doyle is Sherlock minus intelligence, style, wit and substance. It’s also set years before the two met and became friends.
One is an accomplished escape artist, the other created Sherlock Holmes: together they solve crime! (I’ve always wanted to use that line!)
Houdini & Doyle will star Michael Weston (House, Burn Notice) and Stephen Mangan (Episodes, I’m Alan Partridge) as the eponymous Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as they tackle crimes with a supernatural slant.
The series is slated to run on England’s ITV and on FOX in america in 2016. For further details, follow the jump.