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[09/27/13 - 01:15 PM]
A&E Network Developing New Scripted Drama Series "The Returned" from A+E Studios and FremantleMedia North America
"The Returned" is based on the popular French suspense series adapted by Fabrice Gobert and inspired by the feature film, Les Revenants, directed by Robin Campillo.

[09/17/13 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 17
Updates include: Jamie Lee Curtis brings "The Final Girls" to ABC Family; Caroline Manzo to lead "Real Housewives of New Jersey" spin-off"; and Emily Wickersham eyed as new regular on "NCIS."

[08/19/13 - 01:25 PM]
History(R) Greenlights Production of Scripted Miniseries "Houdini"
Academy Award(R) winner Adrien Brody stars as the ace magician with Kristen Connolly as his wife Bess.

[04/10/13 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 10
Updates include: Ryan Murphy, Lauren Gussis land drama pilot at HBO; Adrien Brody to star in History's "Houdini"; and Kelly Blatz, Melissa Sagemiller board NBC's "Chicago Fire" spin-off.







HOUDINI (HISTORY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
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STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series greenlighted
DESCRIPTION:
(from History's press release, August 2013) HISTORY announced today that the network has green-lighted production of a new four-hour scripted miniseries, HOUDINI, slated to start production this fall. Starring Academy Award(R) winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) as the ace magician and Kristen Connolly (House of Cards, The Cabin in the Woods) as his wife Bess, the miniseries will trace the arc of Houdini's life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame and will be co-produced for HISTORY by Lionsgate and A+E Studios. 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adrien Brody as Harry Houdini
· Evan Jones as Jim
· Kristen Connolly as Bess Houdini
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andras Hamori as EP
· Dirk Hoogstra as EIP (History)
· Gerald W. Abrams as EP
· Julian P. Hobbs as EIP (History)
· Nicholas Meyer as WRTR
· Uli Edel as DIR
GENRE(S):
· mini-series
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· A+E Studios
· Lionsgate Television