First air date
September 1, 2014
Before he found worldwide fame as a stage magician, Houdini escaped poverty by starting his career as an escape artist and becoming a legendary illusionist. As his career goes on, he tries more and more dangerous stunts that imperil his life as well as thrilling his audiences. The audience gets a glimpse at his personal life off of the stage. On his journey to fame and fortune, Houdini meets a host of renowned historical figures from Grigori Rasputin and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to U.S. presidents. Along the way, he also battles with spiritualists and gets tangled up in espionage.