The case has come to a close for Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
According to Deadline, Fox has canceled the detective drama series Houdini & Doyle after its first season suffered from mediocre reviews and failed to bring in solid ratings.
Houdini & Doyle follows real-life friends Harry Houdini (Michael Weston) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) as they team up with Scotland Yard to investigate possibly supernatural crimes and occurrences. The master illusionist and the Sherlock Holmes author are often joined by Adelaide Stratton (Rebecca Liddiard), the first female constable of the London Metropolitan Police Force.
Though fans of the series will be disappointed at the news of the series’ cancellation, the season one/series finale did not really leave any plot threads dangling. Stratton, Houdini and Doyle’s stories, while they could have continued if the show had been picked up, had definitive endings (with Doyle beginning to write The Hound of the Baskervilles after all of their season one adventures).
The series was produced by Shore Z Productions, Canada’s Shaftesbury and the UK’s Big Talk Productions.