Keanu Reeves will star in Devil in the White City Series for Hulu

Keanu Reeves is heading to the small screen.

The legendary actor has signed a deal to produce and star in the upcoming Hulu series Devil in the White City.

Based on Erik Larson’s best-selling novel, Devil in the White City “tells the story of Daniel H. Burnham, a demanding but visionary architect who rushes 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 famous ‘Murder Castle’ built in the shadow of the Fair,” according to the official logline.

Eight episodes of the series have been ordered, with an expected launch in 2024.

Casting news broke in January, but this is the first time Hulu has confirmed it.

Keanu Reeves is back

The project brings Sam Shaw (Castle Rock) back to the streamer.

He will serve as writer, showrunner and executive producer.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson and Martin Scorsese are also on board as executive producers.

The project was previously conceived as a feature film, with DiCaprio on board to star.

Keanu Reeves talking on stage to Keanu Reeves

Paramount won the bidding rights to make the book a movie in 2015, with Billy Ray attached to write the script.

Now, the show will air as a limited series.

Todd Field will direct the show, which is a co-production between Paramount Television Studios and Disney’s ABC signature.

Scorsese and DiCaprio have previously teamed up for feature films Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street.

Actor Keanu Reeves attends

Reeves is of course best known for The Matrix franchise, in which he plays the role of Neo.

He is also well known for his roles in the John Wick franchise.

He will next be seen in John Wick: Chapter 4, which is in post-production and in preparation for a 2023 launch.

Reeves was also part of the Cyberpunk 2020 video game, in which he lent his voice and image.

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Paul Dailly is the associate editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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