Watch Adrien Brody Attempt 'Houdini' Magic Tricks in History's Miniseries Trailer

"Everyone wants to escape something."

A trailer for History Channel's magical miniseries Houdini has surfaced, and it has Adrien Brody trying to escape absolutely everything — including death.

The Lionsgate/A&E Studios four-hour event also stars Kristen Connolly (House of Cards) as Bess, Harry Houdini's stage assistant and wife. Oscar nominee Uli Edel directed the project, which traces the arc of Houdini's life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame.

Houdini airs Sept. 1 and 2 at 9 p.m. on History.

Watch the trick-filled trailer above:


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