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Action Lab has announced that Romark Entertainment and Markerstone Pictures have secured the screen rights to the comic book series Herald from writer John Reilly, and artists Tom Rogers and Dexter Weeks.
Herald tells the story of Nikola Tesla, whose experiments with time travel thrust him ahead in time to the early 1900s, where he must team up with a young H.P. Lovecraft as part of a secretive group combating humanity’s greatest threat, the Cthulu Order. Two sides of the same coin, this contentious pair must navigate a dangerous and forbidden world of frightful secrets, cosmic nightmares, and unspeakable horrors in a quest to save the world. The series, which will interweave the worlds of science and magic, also features appearances by iconic characters such as Albert Einstein, Amelia Earhart and Harry Houdini.
- Gary Collinson
Underground, Empire, Gotham, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on ITV, Netflix, and AMC.
Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)
LeBron James will guest star on Season 2 of Starz dramedy “Survivor’s Remorse”
He said James, who currently serves as an executive producer on the series, has been an asset to the writers. While his basketball career precludes him from being in the writers’ room, he regularly pitches story ideas loosely based on his real life experiences.
American Crime (ABC)
King will play a different role in Season 2, and will move from a »
- Rollo Tomasi
Fox has announced its Fall premiere dates with "Gotham" and "Minority Report" kicking off things on Monday September 21st followed by "Scream Queens" on Tuesday September 22nd and "Rosewood" and "Empire" on Wednesday September 23rd.
Things take a break for a few days before Sunday September 27th sees the return of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "The Last Man on Earth," "The Simpsons," "Family Guy" and "Bob's Burgers". On Thursday October 1st comes the return of "Bones" and "Sleepy Hollow". [Source: The Live Feed]
Houdini and Doyle
Michael Weston ("House") and Stephen Mangan ("Episodes") have scored the two title roles in David Shore's true story period drama "Houdini and Doyle". Stephen Hopkins ("24," "Californication") has signed on as director.
The series revolves around master magician and paranormal debunker Harry Houdini (Weston) and prolific writer and paranormal aficionado Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Mangan) as they grudgingly join forces with New Scotland Yard to investigate inexplicable crimes with a supernatural slant. »
- Garth Franklin
Stephen Mangan is set to lead the cast in 'Houdini and Doyle'. The 47-year-old actor will be playing Sherlock creator Arthur Conan Doyle alongside American actor Michael Weston, who will portray escape artist Harry Houdini in the new ITV drama, described as a story of ''real-life friends, real-life adversaries and real-life crime solvers''. Executive producer David Shore said: 'I've long been intrigued by both Houdini and Doyle, men who were ahead of their time, each fascinating in their own right. But the idea that these two, seemingly so different, could have been friends is almost too perfect. ''In Michael and Stephen, we have »
Fox has set the supernatural drama Houdini and Doyle, centered on the relationship between Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, for a Spring 2016 bow on the network. David Shore, the creator and executive producer of House, which also aired on Fox, is currently set to executive produce the mini-series, alongside David Titcher and David Hoselton, with Stephen Hopkins signed on to direct the entire 10-episode run. Stephen Mangan, who is best known for riffing with Matt LeBlanc on Episodes, will play the haloed author of the Sherlock Holmes novels, while Michael Weston, who had major arcs on House, Scrubs, and Six Feet Under, as well as a supporting role in Zach Braff's genuinely heinous Garden State, will play the famed magician and contortionist. Man Seeking Woman standout Rebecca Liddiard will round out the cast as their liaison, the first female constable to work for London Metropolitan Police Force. »
- Chris Cabin
The friendship and animosity between escapist Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the stuff of modern legend. Houdini, the talented performer who aggressively campaigned against the junk mysticism of the Spiritualism movement that became particularly popular in the teens and ’20s, was at one point fast friends with Doyle, an initial skeptic […]
- Russ Fischer
Michael Weston (“House”) and Stephen Mangan (“Episodes”) have been cast as the titular leads on Fox’s upcoming mystery adventure drama “Houdini & Doyle.” Weston will play magician and escape artist Harry Houdini, while Mangan will portray “Sherlock Holmes” creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The duo will join forces with New Scotland Yard to investigate unsolved and inexplicable crimes with a supernatural slant. “Houdini & Doyle” will debut next spring on ITV Encore, and sometime in 2016 on Fox. Also joining the cast is Rebecca Liddiard (“Man Seeking Woman”) as Constable Adelaide Stratton, whose character is the first female constable ever to work. »
- Tony Maglio
The UK/Canada co-production will be executive produced by House creator David Shore, and will follow the real-life friendship of Sherlock Holmes writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and illusionist Harry Houdini.
Mangan will take on the role of author Doyle, while Weston will play magician Houdini.
Set at the turn of the 20th century, the drama will explore their unique friendship and how they both worked with New Scotland Yard on unsolved crimes.
The titular master magician and renowned author have been cast for Houdini & Doyle, a supernatural adventure drama to debut on Fox sometime in 2016.
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An international co-production between the UK’s Big Talk and Canada’s Shaftesbury — and counting House creator David Shore among its executive producers — the 10-episode drama will star Michael Weston (House) and Brit actor Stephen Mangan (Episodes) as Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who respectively debunked and had a fascination with the paranormal. Together, they ally with Scotland Yard to investigate inexplicable crimes that have a supernatural slant. »
Fox has cast the leads in its upcoming Houdini & Doyle series and it's a bit of a House reunion. House alum Michael Weston and Episodes star Stephen Mangan will portray Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, respectively, in the drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Inspired by true events, Houdini & Doyle will draw from the rich history of the 20th century and revolve around Houdini, the master magician, escape artist and paranormal debunker and Doyle, the prolific writer, creator of Sherlock Holmes and paranormal aficionado as they grudgingly join forces with New Scotland Yard to investigate unsolved
- Lesley Goldberg
The guys behind Epic Rap Battles of History (Erb) are bringing their wildly popular YouTube series to a stage near you. Lloyd Ahlquist (aka EpicLLOYD) and Peter Shukoff (aka Nice Peter) have announced the dates for their upcoming United States and European tour.
The worldwide Erb show will kick off on August 16, 2015, in West Hollywood, California. Ahlquist and Shukoff will travel to various U.S. cities such as Denver, Austin, and Memphis, as they move east through the country. Then, starting in mid-September, the YouTube duo will fly overseas to perform in the UK before traveling to Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, France, and other European countries.
Ahlquist and Shukoff started the Erb YouTube channel back in 2010, and since then have managed to rack up over 12 million subscribers and more than 1.6 billion video views. The Erb web series is now in its fourth season, which was on a brief hiatus »
- Bree Brouwer
The TCM Classic Film Festival opens this evening in Los Angeles with a 50th anniversary screening of The Sound of Music and both Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer will be there. The festival features world premiere restorations of 1939's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the 1928 Buster Keaton comedy Steamboat Bill, Jr. and The Grim Game, a newly rediscovered 1919 silent feature with Harry Houdini. Shirley MacLaine will talk about working with William Wyler and Audrey Hepburn on The Children's Hour, Sophia Loren will be there and on and on. A preview. » - David Hudson »
Do you believe in fairies? If the answer is yes, don’t worry because a lot of other people seem to too, hell even Arthur Conan Doyle did. FairyTale: A True Story may only be loosely based on the facts of the Cottingley Fairies and the photographs that fooled so many people, but is there harm in believing in a little magic sometimes?
When two young girls take pictures of fairies excitement grows when the photographs are tested by experts and found to be real, or at least hard to fake. When Arthur Conan Doyle (Peter O’Toole) and Harry Houdini (Harvey Keitel) refuse to call it a hoax this seems to be the final confirmation that is needed for the world »
- Paul Metcalf
Greg Nicotero, the masterful makeup effects guru and skilled director, has signed a two-year deal with AMC. Also featured in our latest round-up are details on two upcoming TV series: Houdini and Doyle and The Brothers Grimm.
Greg Nicotero: Reported by Deadline, Nicotero's new deal with AMC will allow him to continue executive producing and directing AMC's The Walking Dead, in addition to handling those duties on the companion series.
Nicotero has been an executive producer on The Walking Dead since season three and a director on the show since season two. This season, he's helmed the premiere ("No Sanctuary"), the mid-season premiere ("What Happened and What's Going On"), the 12th episode, "Remember", and the upcoming finale, "Conquer."
Houdini and Doyle: Deadline reveals that a 10-episode supernatural crime series titled Houdini and Doyle has been picked up by Fox. The show is a collaboration between David Titcher (The Librarian »
- Derek Anderson
Houdini and Doyle is a ten-part supernatural crime drama inspired by the pair's real-life friendship, reports Deadline.
ITV has picked up the series in the UK, while Fox will air episodes in the Us, and Shaw Media will handle the show in Canada.
Illusionist Houdini and Sherlock Holmes writer Doyle found friendship via their mutual interest in spiritualism, although they had a bitter public fall-out when Doyle refused to believe that Houdini's stunts were simply illusions.
The series will see the duo work together on supernaturally-tinged crimes, despite their differences.
House creator David Shore is executive producer on the project alongside his former colleague David Hoselton, who will serve as writer. David Titcher (The Librarians) is also writing Houdini and Doyle.
The friendship between the two was »
Sony Pictures TV has cooked up a new take on the supernatural for a new television series based on the unusual friendship between famous magician-illusionist Harry Houdini and prolific author Arthur Conan Doyle. Dubbed Houdini And Doyle, the 10-episode series has been sold to a number of global parties, including Fox (Us), ITV (UK) and Shaw Media (Canada). As part of the deal struck with the networks, the show will go straight to series.
The creative team behind the cerebral genre romp share a heft of TV experience. Creator of The Librarian franchise David Titcher, House creator David Shore and House writer-producer David Hoselton concocted the idea, and are developing the show. All three are set to executive produce, with Titcher and Hoselton on scripting duties.
Here’s an overview of the series as described by Deadline:
In Houdini and Doyle, two of the great characters of the twentieth century – Harry Houdini, »
- Gem Seddon
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.
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Exclusive: A supernatural crime drama inspired by the unlikely real-life friendship between Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and illusionist Harry Houdini is headed to the small screen in the U.S., UK and Canada. I’ve learned that Sony Pictures TV has sold the 10-episode series to Fox, the UK’s ITV and Canada’s Shaw Media. Titled Houdini And Doyle, the drama — which will go straight to series — hails from The Librarian franchise creator David Titcher, House… »
Fox is going for oddball shows and their latest one may take the cake, Houdini and Doyle. The show will be based upon Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s actual friendship they had in real life. The upcoming supernatural crime drama will show Doyle and Houdini solving crimes together for an epic 10 episode. So far we do not know who will star as either Houdini and Doyle yet. David Titcher and David Hoselton will write it, while David Shore will produce it. The show is expected to also air on U.K.’s ITV and Canada’s Shaw Media as well.
I am excited to learn more about this project. It will certainly be one of those shows that will be unique that nobody really knows what to expect from. That makes it interesting while also sort of scary. Since nobody knows what Harry and Arthur’s friendship was truly was, »
- Sarah Peel
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