After years in development, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America is finally getting a live-action adaptation.
During Monday's presentation at the Television Critics Association press tour (via Variety), Hulu revealed that they are officially developing a television series based off of Erik Larson's iconic 2003 novel. The book chronicles a fictionalized account of H.H. Holmes, who is regarded as America's first serial killer.
The Devil in the White City tells true story of two men, an architect and a serial killer, whose fates were forever linked by The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893: Daniel H. Burnham, a brilliant and fastidious architect racing to mark his mark on the world and Henry H. Holmes, a handsome and cunning doctor who fashioned his own pharmaceutical “Murder Castle” on the
The series' executive producers include Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese, both of whom have had ties to the book's long trek into live-action. An earlier adaptation of the story was in the works from Tom
“Right now, there is a script being worked
Other executive producers on the series include Stacey Sher (Into the Badlands, Django Unchanged), Rick Yorn (Boardwalk Empire, The Wolf of Wall Street), Emma Koskoff (Joker, The Wolf of Wall Street), and Jennifer Davisson (The Revenant, Orphan). Paramount Television will produce.
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