The announcement came from Hulu's Senior Vice President of Originals, Craig Erwich, at the Television Critics Association's Winter Press Tour Monday morning.
The Devil in the White City tells the interconnecting stories of two men whose fates were forever linked by The Chicago World's Fair of 1893.More news: Morgan Stanley to buy Calgary-based Solium Capital for $1.1 billion
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.
Details were not available on the Hulu project's casting and whether DiCaprio will play Holmes. An earlier adaptation of the story was in the works from Tom Cruise, but fell out of development in 2004.
DiCaprio bought the rights to the book back in 2010 when he planned to star in it for a movie, but unfortunately that film never happened.More news: Senator calls for Google, Apple to drop Saudi app that monitors women
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.
Personally I'm excited. Scorsese's career precedes him and if the plan here is for him to direct the entire series himself, this could very easily wind up being his magnum opus. Paramount Television will also be producing and Billy Ray will be penning the script.
Notorious Chicago killer H.H. Holmes - who may have murdered several people in his Englewood "Murder Castle" in the late-1800s - is finally getting the full dramatic treatment.More news: US Breast Cancer Deaths Averted Over Three Decades
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