From Nellie Andreeva of Deadline:
Houdini & Doyle co-pro picked up by Shaw Media
A supernatural crime drama inspired by the unlikely real-life friendship betweenÂ Sherlock HolmesÂ authorÂ SirÂ Arthur Conan Doyle and illusionist Harry Houdini is headed to the small screen in the U.S., UK and Canada. Iâ€™ve learned that Sony Pictures TV has sold the 10-episode series toÂ Fox, the UKâ€™sÂ ITVÂ and Canadaâ€™s Shaw Media.Â TitledÂ Houdini And Doyle, the drama â€” which will go straight to series â€” hailsÂ fromÂ The Librarianfranchise creatorÂ David Titcher, HouseÂ creatorÂ David ShoreÂ andÂ HouseÂ writer-producerÂ David Hoselton.Â Canadaâ€™s Shaftesbury and the UKâ€™s Big Talk co-produce, with Sony TV, where Shore is under an overall deal, distributing worldwide. Fox had no comment. Continue reading.