Keanu Reeves is heading to the small screen.
Per Deadline, the actor is set to star in the adaptation of The Devil In The White City for Hulu. It’s a big-budget take on the 2003 novel of the same name by author Erik Larson. The book tells the story of two men, an architect (Daniel H. Burnham) and a serial killer (Henry H. Holmes), who soon find their fates forever link thanks to the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. Burnham is described as brilliant and fastidious, desperately seeking to leave his mark on the world, while Holmes is a handsome and cunning doctor who created his own pharmaceutical “Murder Castle” on fairgrounds — a palace is meant to seduce, torture and mutilate young women.
The adaptation has long been in the works. Leonardo DiCaprio originally purchased the rights to the novel in 2010 with the intent to make it a feature film at Paramount with Martin Scorsese in the director’s chair. While Scorsese is still attached, following the move to Hulu, he’s now only serving as an executive producer alongside DiCaprio. Todd Field (Little Children) is directing the first two episodes. Castle Rock and Manhattan creator Sam Shaw is also working on the adaptation.
This marks the biggest television role for Reeves, who is starring in The Matrix Resurrections. He’s also returning to the John Wick franchise for its fourth installment, set to release next year.