Keanu Reeves will star in the much-anticipated version of Erik Larson’s Devil in the White City for Hulu.
A limited series of the drama, which tells the story of Daniel H. Burnham, has been ordered by the streamer today. In the story, a demanding but visionary architect creates history with the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 and America’s first modern serial killer, Holmes, who built the famous “Murder Castle” in the shadow of the Fair.
The role marks Reeves’ first significant appearance on US television. Aside from starring in the series, he will also serve as executive producer. With production expected to begin next year, the eight-episode series is scheduled for a 2024 launch.
A report earlier this year claimed that Reeves would join ABC Signature’s project with Paramount Television Studios. Executive Producers are Rick Yorn, Mark Lafferty, Jennifer Davisson, Martin Scorsese, Sam Shaw, Leonardo DiCaprio, Todd Field, and Stacey Sher.
Previously, DiCaprio had set the book up for a feature film at Paramount with Scorsese directing, but the project has been at various stages of development since 2010. Earlier this year, Hulu announced that DiCaprio and Scorsese would produce the project as a big-budget series.