With Houdini trying to prove it wasn't a supernatural killer and Doyle, of course, trying to prove it was. In between is a sensible female constable trying to prove herself in a mans world.
Doyle is of course irritated that the public is still crying for more Holmes while he is trying to prove he is capable of more than that.
Lots of Doyle connections are made throughout the show. Two of Doyles children are present in the household, as is Doyles first wife.
The most fun about the new show is the Victorian settings and costumes and the young female police constable played by Rebecca Liddiard. While women were still not present on the police force at this time, her character balances Doyle and Houdini. (Nor had Doyle and Houdini actually when this show is set.)(And the context of how much Doyle was involved with spiritualism at this period of time is a little off also.)
I think this will be a fun show, and much like Sherlock and Elementary it could become a game of catching as many Doyle and Sherlock Holmes references as one can.
I will let Doyleokian tell us how much is fact and how much is accurate.