Scorsese and DiCaprio Producing “The Devil in the White City” TV Series for Hulu

Variety reports today that Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will executive produce “The Devil in the White City” for Hulu, a series based on Erik Larson’s book The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic And Madness At The Fair That Changed America, the story of real-life serial killer Dr. H.H. Holmes.

The novel tells the 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 fair grounds.

The duo has been attached to the project for a number of years, with DiCaprio set to play Holmes but scheduling conflicts kept derailing the project. Truth be told, I’m a bit disappointed that we’ll never get to see DiCaprio go full serial killer mode but I guess a TV show is better than nothing.

Paramount Television will produce, with executive producers also including Stacey Sher, Rick Yorn, Emma Koskoff, and Jennifer Davisson.