Devil in the White City as well as Another black girl both are heading to Hulu. The streaming service ordered both dramas. Keanu Reeves will play the lead role Devil in the White City based on the novel by Eric Larson.
Hulu Originals today announced two additions to its original programming roster during the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, including orders for Keanu Reeves-starring The Devil in the White City and The Other Black Girl.
The Devil in the White City is based on the best-selling novel by Eric Larson, which 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, eager to make his mark on the world. The series will be produced by Appian Way, Martin Scorsese, Rick Yorn, Jennifer Davisson and Stacey Sher. The script will be written by Sam Shaw and directed by Todd Field. Keanu Reeves will serve as executive producer and star.
The Other Black Girl by Onyx Collective is written by executive producers Rashida Jones, Tara Duncan, Adam Fischbach, Zakia Delilah Harris, Danielle Henderson; and Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill. The series tells the story of Nella, an assistant editor who is tired of being the only black girl in her company, so she gets excited when Hazel is hired. But as Hazel’s star begins to rise, Nella breaks out and discovers that something sinister is going on in the company.
“Both of these two new series speak to a distinct storytelling experience with unique, compelling characters and visionary storytelling that we continue to strive for in everything we do,” said Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment. “Both books have become cultural bestsellers hitting the shelves, and we look forward to continuing to tell these stories on screen,” he continued.
THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY:
Studio: ABC Signature with Paramount
Executive Producers: Martin Scorsese, Rick Yorn, Leonardo DiCaprio & Jennifer Davisson (Appian Way), Stacy Sher, Sam Shaw, Todd Field, Mark Lafferty, Keanu Reeves
Showrunner: Sam Shaw
Writer: Sam Shaw (Castle Rock)
Directed by: Todd Field
Talent: Keanu Reeves
Logline: Based on the epic bestseller by Eric Larson, The Devil in the White City tells the story of Daniel H. Burnham, a demanding but visionary architect who seeks to make his mark on history at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, and Dr. G. H. Holmes, America’s first modern serial killer and the man behind the infamous “Murder Castle” built in the shadow of the Fair.
OTHER BLACK GIRL:
Studio: Onyx team
Executive Producers: Rashida Jones, Tara Duncan, Temple Hill (Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey), Adam Fischbach, Zakia Delilah Harris, Danielle Henderson
Showrunner: Danielle Henderson
· Logline: Nella, an assistant editor, is tired of being the only black girl in her company, so she gets excited when Hazel is hired. But as Hazel’s star begins to rise, Nella breaks out and discovers that something sinister is going on in the company.”
Additional cast and premiere dates for both shows will be announced at a later date by Hulu.