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‘Devil in the White City’ Series Scrapped at Hulu

“The Devil in the White City” series is no longer moving forward at Hulu.  The streamer had ordered an eight-episode limited series for the drama in August 2022.

The 2003 book by Erik Larson tells the true story of two men, an architect and a serial killer, whose fates were forever linked by The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. It follows Daniel H. Burnham, a brilliant and fastidious architect racing to make his mark on the world and Henry H. Holmes, a handsome and cunning doctor who fashioned his own pharmaceutical “Murder Castle” on fair grounds – a palace built to seduce, torture and mutilate young women. The story takes the viewer on a tour of murder, romance and mystery in the gilded age.

Todd Field was attached as director and executive producer however exited the project last October.  Keanu Reeves was attached to play Burnham and also exited the project around the same time.

Hulu announced the project in 2019 as a big-budget series with DiCaprio and Scorsese exec producing alongside Rick Yorn, Emma Koskoff, Jennifer Davisson and Stacey Sher.

According to Deadline, ABC Signature remains committed to the project and hopes to find a new home.

Source: Deadline

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