Fox is exploring an unlikely pair of BFFs: Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The network has bought, and sent straight to series, the 10-episode supernatural crime drama Houdini and Doyle. The project is inspired by the real-life friendship between the illusionist and the author famous for bringing life to Sherlock Holmes, our sister site Deadline reports.
In the series — from writers David Titcher (The Librarians) and David Hoselton (House) and executive producer David Shore (creator of the Sherlock-esque House) — Houdini (who believes in nothing) and Doyle (who believes in everything) grudgingly team up to investigate supernaturally tinged crimes.
Houdini and Doyle will also air on U.K.’s ITV and Canada’s Shaw Media.