The History Channel has given a four-episode order to the mini-series "Houdini" starring Adrien Brody.
The drama traces the arc of Houdini's life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame. Brody plays the renowned magician, while Kristen Connolly co-stars as his wife Bess.
Nicholas Meyer will pen the mini, while Uli Edel is directing. Lionsgate and A+E Studios will produce.