Houdini Miniseries On the Way

PORTOFINO, ITALY - JUNE 20: Actor Adrien Brody attend the Bulgari High Jewellery Diva Collection presentation on June 20, 2013 in Portofino, Italy. (Photo by Getty Images for Bulgari) Getty

The History Channel has green-lit a four-hour miniseries about Harry Houdini, the network announced today. Adrien Brody will star as Houdini, and Kristen Connolly (House of Cards) will play his wife. The miniseries will cover not only Houdini's work as a magician, but also his work as a spy, his relationship with Rasputin, and his battles with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle — as was just chronicled on Drunk History, if you need a primer.