Published: Thu, February 14, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Devil in the White City Series Adaptation Heads To Hulu

Devil in the White City Series Adaptation Heads To Hulu

After spending a number of years attached to a feature film adaptation, Deadline is reporting that Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are set to adapt Erik Larson's book The Devil in the White City as a limited TV series at streaming service Hulu.

The announcement came from Hulu's Senior Vice President of Originals, Craig Erwich, at the Television Critics Association's Winter Press Tour Monday morning. Names like Tom Cruise and Kathryn Bigelow have been attached to the production, but it was DiCaprio who purchased the rights to it in 2010. While the duo are confirmed to be onboard as executive producers for the series, it remains to be seen if DiCaprio will still star in the series. "The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair's brilliant director of works and the builder of numerous country's most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in NY and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his "World's Fair Hotel" just west of the fairgrounds-a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium".

The pair are exec producing the series, which is being developed at the digital platform by Paramount TV, alongside Stacey Sher, Rick Yorn, Emma Koskoff, and Jennifer Davisson. Paramount Television will produce.

And in addition to the Holmes project, they are collaborating on an adaption of The Lost City of Z author David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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