Keanu Reeves will star in the "long-gestating adaptation" of Erik Larson's 2003 bestselling book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, Deadline reported, adding that Hulu has put in a limited series order for the drama. This marks first major U.S. TV role for Reeves, who will also serve as an executive producer. The eight-episode series is targeted for a 2024 release, with production not expected to begin until next year.
The series is from ABC Signature in association with Paramount Television Studios. Executive producers are Martin Scorsese, Rick Yorn, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson (Appian Way), Stacey Sher, Sam Shaw, Todd Field, Mark Lafferty. Shaw is writing and will serve as showrunner. Field will direct.
The project "has been in various stages of development since DiCaprio bought the film rights to the book in 2010 and previously set it up as a feature at Paramount with Scorsese to direct," Deadline noted. "In 2019, Hulu announced that it was developing the project as a big-budget series with DiCaprio and Scorsese exec producing."