Houdini & Doyle to Premiere in Canada & the U.S. this Spring


TORONTO: The original supernatural drama series Houdini & Doyle is premiering in May on Global in Canada in simulcast with FOX in the U.S.

The ten-episode mystery-adventure series is inspired by true events. It brings together illusionist Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as they reluctantly join forces with New Scotland Yard Constable Adelaide Stratton in 1901 London and Canada to investigate inexplicable cases with a supernatural side. Houdini & Doyle will premiere on Monday, May 2, at 9 p.m.

Episodes of Houdini & Doyle will be available the day after broadcast via GlobalTV.com and Global Go. The Canada and U.K. co-production from Shaftesbury in Canada and Big Talk Productions in the U.K. stars Michael Weston, Stephen Mangan and Rebecca Liddiard. It was co-created and executive produced by David Hoselton (House, Chicago P.D.) and David Titcher (The Librarians), with executive producer David Shore (House). The series was shot on location in the U.K. and Canada.

Houdini & Doyle is an exciting addition to our spring 2016 lineup,” said Christine Shipton, the senior VP and chief creative officer at Shaw Media. “Set against a gorgeous cinematic landscape, viewers will be captivated by these fascinating true-life characters, their rivalry of wits, and the clever mysteries they undertake.”

Houdini & Doyle will be complemented by an original digital series titled Houdini & Doyle: World of Wonders. Hosted by Houdini & Doyle star Liddiard, the ten-part mini-documentary series explores the real lives and times of Houdini and Doyle through contemporary magic and illusions. Houdini & Doyle: World of Wonders will premiere on Monday, April 11, exclusively on GlobalTV.com and Global Go. The digital series is produced by Shaftesbury’s digital arm, Smokebomb Entertainment, in association with Shaw Media and the Canada Media Fund.

Produced in association with Shaw Media, ITV Encore and Sony Pictures Television, Houdini & Doyle is a Canada/U.K. treaty co-production from Shaftesbury and Big Talk Productions in association with Shore Z Productions. It was ordered straight to series for Global in Canada and ITV Encore in the U.K.