The History Channel has released the first promo teaser spot for their upcoming new miniseries Houdini, which is based on the life of the legendary magician. Adrien Brody plays the title role, and the spot shows the character in the middle of performing one of his classic suspenseful escape tricks.
The four hour long series will trace the arc of Houdini's life from his desperate poverty to worldwide fame. The network has created some incredibly well made historical series like this in the past, and I imagine this one will be just as awesome. I love magic and the history behind it, so this is something that I'm extremely exited about. One thing is for sure… Houdini has never looked so muscular.
Here's a synopsis that was provided:
Before David Blaine and David Copperfield, there was one man whose name was synonymous with being the master of illusion and escape - Harry Houdini. HOUDINI follows the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin. The drama will chronicle the life of a man who can defy death through his stunts, his visions and his mastery of illusion.
The series is set to premiere on September 1st.