History channel has been gathering a lot of attention with their new inclusion of a few scripted series on the network. Vikings and Hatfields & McCoys proved to be successful ways of increasing viewership. One of the main reasons behind their success could be because of the stars who have been cast as main roles in both series. It has been announced by History channel that Adrien Brody (King Kong, The Pianist) will be playing Harry Houdini in a new mini-series that will encompass Houdini’s rise to fame as a master magician and escape artist.
“It’s not magic that HISTORY has established a strong track record with its high-quality historical dramas from quality auspices,” said History’s Dirk Hoogstra in the announcement. “We’re excited to build on that tremendous momentum with ‘Houdini.’ The Great Harry Houdini is a fascinating man in history and I have no doubt that Adrien Brody will bring the magician’s riveting story to life for our audience.” “Since my childhood, when I dr