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Certainly that dynamic will create chemistry and interesting dialogue between the two men, but here’s hoping the show doesn’t actually leave the question of the supernatural ambiguous. If only because Doyle was notorious in his later life for being an entirely credulous sucker in the face of obvious frauds like the Cottingley Fairies. Sadly, Houdini’s efforts to demonstrate how other frauds pulled off their tricks ended up destroying the two men’s friendship. A bitter public split ensued, with Doyle going so far as to denounce Houdini as a dangerous enemy. (He actually was convinced that Houdini was using magic to negate other magicians’ powers. Yes, that is crazy.)
That split isn’t covered by Houdini & Doyle, but, so Hoselton says, it is there in the background from the start. Should the show continue beyond the first season, their increasing tension will become a larger and larger part of the story.
Source and more: Deadline