Fox said today that its literary adventure drama Houdini & Doyle will premiere May 2, taking over the 9 PM Monday slot that the week after Lucifer‘s season finale. The series focuses on the unlikely real-life friendship between master illusionist Harry Houdini (Michael Weston) and Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) as they grudgingly join forces with New Scotland Yard to investigate unsolved and inexplicable crimes with a supernatural slant. Rebecca Liddiard plays Adelaide Stratton, whose character is the first female constable ever to work for the London Metropolitan Police Force.
Fox made a 10-episode straight-to-series order for Houdini & Doyle back in March, and the Sony Pictures TV-produced drama also sold to the UK’s ITV Encore and Canada’s Shaw Media. It’s a co-production from Canada’s Shaftesbury and the UK’s Big Talk Productions, in association with Shore Z Productions. Watch the trailer above.
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