Keanu Reeves Stars Hulu Series Devil In The White City

Keanu Reeves fans are happy to learn that the actor now stars in the upcoming series adaptation for Erik Larson’s Devil in the White City. The limited series will stream in Hulu. The actor will also be on board the project as an executive producer.

A follow up report from Deadline confirms the actor’s new project. Devil in the White City will also be Reeves’ first major television role.

Keanu Reeves Stars Hulu Series Devil In The White City

Keanu Reeves Stars Hulu Series Devil In The White City

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Devil in the White City is a historical non-fiction that Larson wrote in novelistic style. It tells the story between Daniel Burnham, Frederick Law Olmsted and H.H.Holmes. IMDb lists Reeves as Daniel Burnham. In the non-fiction novel, Burnham is the architect who works to build up his name in the 1893 World’s Fair. Holmes is the time period’s serial killer who uses the fair to attract and kill women.

Hulu announces that the series will be composed of eight episodes and targets 2024 for its launch. Sam Shaw will be writing for the series as well as stand as its showrunner and one of the executive producers. Meanwhile, Todd Field will helm the first two episodes as well as executive produce. Joining them as executive producers together with Reeves are Martin Scorsese, Rick Yorn, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson, Stacey Sher, Lila Byock, and Mark Lafferty.

DiCaprio acquired the film rights to the non-fiction novel in 2010. Originally, he planned for the movie to be under Scorsese’s direction and Billy Ray’s screenplay. The project was supposedly jointly produced by Paramount Pictures, Double Feature Films and his Appian Way Productions. Developments have been silent since. That is until news broke out that Hulu was getting a series in the works back in 2019. Before the pandemic, Hulu has had plans for the series with DiCaprio and Scorsese as its executive producers together with Sher. By January 2022, Reeves began negotiations and Field was to direct in the series.

Keanu Reeves Stars Hulu Series Devil In The White City

Keanu Reeves Stars Hulu Series Devil In The White City

Image: Lionsgate

The non-fiction novel Devil in the White City received several awards from 2003 to 2004. From New York Times Best Seller, International Horror Guild Award for Non-Fiction, San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year to name a few. In 2009, the book is one of the ALA Outstanding Books for the College Bound.

This non-fiction piece of Erik Larson gripped readers on every page. Fans cannot wait to see how they will deliver the 1893 Colombian Exposition in the series. The horror of a formidable serial killer who struck fear in Chicago City during those times leaves much to anticipation. No other actors are currently on the list for the upcoming limited series. We do look forward to who will H.H.Holmes be.

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