Hulu has ordered a limited series adaptation of Devil in the white city, which will star Keanu Reeves and is executive produced by Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. the streamer announced the news today during the Television Critics Association’s summer tour. Based on Erik Larson’s book of the same name about the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, the series will mark the first time the work has been adapted for the screen after more than a decade of work. by numerous studios. Todd field (In the bedroom, small children) is set to direct the series. Deadline that the eight-episode series is aiming for a 2024 release.
As The Hollywood Reporter DiCaprio first chose the rights to the book in 2010, and would star in a feature film adaptation to be directed by Scorcese. Now both men will produce the limited series, which will be a co-production of Paramount Television Studios and Disney’s ABC Signature.
Disney signed a deal with Comcast where it will buy its 33 percent stake in Hulu by 2024 – giving it full operational control of the streamer. But if CNBC notes, the deal was signed before the launch of Disney+, and there is currently confusion about what role another streaming service will play in the vast Disney empire. Hulu is also home to a number of critically acclaimed series, including: Dopessick, the outage and The Handmaid’s Tale. Of Devil in the white cityIt seems like Disney is trying to position Hulu in the crowded streaming landscape as an adult-focused platform for prestige TV.
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