Devil in the White City Adaptation for Hulu


Hulu Originals has revealed two new series orders for its slate: Devil in the White City, starring Keanu Reeves, and The Other Black Girl.

Devil in the White City is based on the best-selling novel by Erik Larson that tells the story of Dr. H. H. Holmes, a serial killer and the man behind the “Murder Castle” at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, and Daniel H. Burnham, a demanding but brilliant architect who races to make his mark on the world.

The series will be produced by Appian Way, Martin Scorsese, Rick Yorn, Jennifer Davisson and Stacey Sher. It will be written by Sam Shaw and directed by Todd Field. Reeves will executive produce and star.

The Other Black Girl hails from Onyx Collective. The series tells the story of Nella, an editorial assistant who is tired of being the only Black girl at her company, so she’s excited when Hazel is hired. But as Hazel’s star begins to rise, Nella spirals out and discovers something sinister is going on at the company.

It counts as executive producers Rashida Jones, Tara Duncan, Adam Fishbach, Zakiya Dalila Harris and Danielle Henderson and Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.

“These two new series both speak to the kind of distinct storytelling with uniquely compelling characters and forward-thinking narratives we continue to aim for in all that we do,” said Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment. “Both were best-selling books that pierced the culture as they hit shelves, and we look forward to the honor of continuing to tell those stories on screen.”