Monday, November 23, 2015

Houdini & Doyle will feature ghosts, vampires, aliens, and Edison

TV, eh? has landed and interview with Houdini & Doyle executive producer David Hoselton during a press junket in Toronto. The 10-episode series has completed eight episodes in the UK and will now shoot the final two episodes in Southern Ontario.

Hoselton confirmed that the series is set in 1901 and history will be "fudged in favour of story." The article suggests that episodes will find Houdini and Doyle encountering "ghosts, vampires and other beasts that go bump in the night." There's even mention of a space alien.

"We’re trying to stay true to the nature of the characters," says creator David Shore. "We take liberties with the timing of Doyle's wife's illness but she was sick. The big thing is creating a show that says something and is entertaining."

The official IMDb page also reveals that some famous faces will be appearing in the series, including Thomas Edison played by Peter Outerbridge and W.B. Yeats played by Stuart Adams. One name that has yet to appear on the cast list is that of Bess Houdini. Might Harry be a bachelor in the series?

Houdini & Doyle stars Michael Weston as Houdini and Stephen Mangan as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The series will air next year on ITV Encore (UK), Global TV (Canada), and FOX (U.S.).



  1. Ghosts, vampires, aliens, oh my! I'll still watch.

    1. Dumb idea probably gonna have a government conspiracy angle too, I guess sleepy hollow failed and your trying that story line again.

    2. I don't believe there will be a government conspiracy angle, and from what I've seen of the show so far, I think it works. But I'll be posting very thorough and honest reviews that will also dissect the Houdini history in each episode. Even if you don't watch the show, please give my reviews a read. It's always interesting to see how Houdini is handled in pop culture, and for my money, I think this series is actually a step up from the History miniseries.