Actor Keanu Reeves has walked out of Hulu’s series in development The Devil in the White City, which is based on the book by the same name. The series was under development by the streamer in 2019 and ordered in August.
Devil in the White City follows the life of an ambitious architect Daniel H Burnham who is on a mission to make a mark in the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and Dr HH Holmes, US’ first modern serial killer and mastermind of Murder Castle built in the Fair’s shadow.
While Keanu was cast for the role of Burnham which would have been the actor’s first major American television role, but the search is now on for a replacement. However, there have been no names known as to who will play Holmes.
The project will have Martin Scorsese, Rick Yorn, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson, Stacey Sher, Sam Shaw, Lila Byock, Todd Field, Mark Lafferty serve as executive producers, while, Shaw will write and serve as showrunner. Field will be at the helm of the project.