Oscar winner Adrien Brody takes fans inside the double-life of illusionist Harry Houdini in three trailers for The History Channel mini-series Houdini, which we reported in June will debut Monday, September 1 at 9 PM ET, concluding on Tuesday, September 2 at 9 PM ET.
While Harry Houdini became famous as a world-class illusionist and escape artist, this two-night mini-series also showcases his espionage career and battles with spiritualists who doubt his craft. Take a look at the full-length trailer and two teasers, which feature co-stars Kristen Connolly as his wife Bess and Evan Jones as his assistant and confidant Jim Collins.
The two-night scripted miniseries Houdini follows the epic tales of Harry Houdini as he emerges as America's first bonafide world-renowned superstar. From humble beginnings at circus sideshows to sold-out concert halls, Eastern European immigrant Erich Weiss rose to become a household name across the globe-Houdini. Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) stars as The Great Harry Houdini as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Arthur Conan Doyle and Rasputin. A thrilling ride throughout Harry's psyche, Houdini delves deep behind the curtain into his life through his stunts, his visions and his mastery of illusion. Joining Brody is Kristen Connolly (House of Cards, The Cabin in the Woods) as Bess Houdini, the love of Harry's life and right hand when it came to some of his most amazing feats, and Evan Jones (A Million Ways to Die in the West, The Book of Eli, Gangster Squad) as Jim Collins, Harry's assistant and confidant.