Television

First look at mystery adventure series “Houdini & Doyle” premiering in May

The creator of “House” and executive producer David Shore are adding a new mystery adventure drama series to FOX called, “Houdini & Doyle”. The show will star Michael Weston (“House,” “Six Feet Under”), Stephen Mangan (“Episodes”) and Rebecca Liddiard (“Man Seeking Woman”), and will premiere on Monday, May 2 at 9pm.

The show’s premiere will have an all-new episode of GOTHAM as a lead-in, that show will start at 8pm. 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, fans can catch the season finale of LUCIFER on Monday, April 25 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

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.