Earlier this year, at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, Disney announced a brand new series, “Devil in the White City,” which is in development by ABC Signature and Paramount Television Studios.
“Devil in the White City” is based on the bestselling novel by Erik 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 who races to make his mark on the world.
Last week, it was revealed that Keanu Reeves had left the project, in which he was an executive producer on and was going to star in it. This was going to be Keanu Reeves’s first television role.
It’s now been revealed by Variety, that the show has now lost its director, Todd Field. A search is now underway to find a new director for the series.
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.
This project has been in development for a while, with Leonardo DiCaprio purchasing the rights to the book in 2010, where it was originally going to be made into a film at Paramount with Martin Scorsese set to direct, before being turned into a series.
“Devil in the White City” will be released on Hulu in the United States, and it’s likely that this series to also be released globally on Disney+.