10 April 2013 1:36 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

And for History’s next miniseries trick…

The network is developing a multi-hour project on the life of Harry Houdini with Adrien Brody attached to star.

The deal just closed and details are scarce. We can tell you that History is developing a miniseries project (working title: Houdini) that traces the arc of the turn-of-the-20th-century master magician’s life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame.

The project is a co-production with History and veteran TV producer (and J.J. Abrams’ father) Gerald W. Abrams (Modern Marvels, 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out). Brody (King Kong, The Pianist) is attached to star »


- James Hibberd

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