Keanu Reeves Leaves Hulu’s ‘The Devil In The White City’ Limited Series – Deadline


Keanu Reeves left Hulu’s limited series The Devil in the White Citysources close to the project confirmed to Deadline.

Representatives for Hulu declined to comment.

Reeves was set to star in Erik Larson’s long-gestating adaptation Devil in the White City for Hulu and also executive produced.

The limited series tells the story of Daniel H. Burnham, a demanding but visionary architect who races to make history with the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, and Dr. HH Holmes, America’s first modern serial killer and the man behind the notorious “Murder Castle” built in the shadow of the Fair. This was to mark Reeves’ first major role on American television.

The eight-episode series is slated for a 2024 launch, with production not expected to begin until next year.

The series originated 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, Lila Byock, 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 film at Paramount with Scorsese to direct. In 2019, Hulu announced that it was developing the project as a big-budget series with executive production from DiCaprio and Scorsese.

Variety was the first to report Reeves’ exit.

Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva contributed to this report.


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