Keanu Reeves takes on a rare TV role for historical series

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Keanu Reeves will not be playing the next major role on the big screen. It was made public on Thursday the 57-year-old actor has landed a new lead role on TV. Reeves will be the star of the new Hulu series The White City is the DevilTogether with Leonardo DiCaprio & Martin Scorsese, he will serve as an executive producer. Devil in the White CityIt is based upon the book of the same title, written by Erik Lawson. 

Devil in the White CityThis will be the story of Dr. H.H. Holmes, the serial killer/con artist who created Holmes ” Murder Castle”Chicago World’s Fair 1893. The series will also be about Daniel H. Burnham (the urban planner and architect who helped build early skyscrapers). Burham will be played in the series by Reeves. Dicaprio, however, is unlikely to make an appearance. According to The Hollywood Reporter,An episode count The White City is the DevilThis has not been determined. 

Reeve’s television credits don’t span as far as his movies. The 1980s saw the emergence of the John WickStar made a brief appearance in a few TV movies, and the last TV series. He appeared in was Swedish DicksA web TV series that ran from 2016 to 2018. Reeves was featured in 13 episodes. Fans can currently see Reeves on the animated film DC League of Super-PetsHe plays Bruce Wayne/Batman in the film. Reeves will be starring in the highly anticipated film next year. John Wick: Chapter 4

Interview with Extra,Reeves spoke about his role as Batman in a live action movie. “It’s always been a…it’s been a dream,” He stated, “per” HypeBeast.  “[Robert Pattinson’s] got Batman right now, and he’s doing awesome. Maybe down the road. Maybe when they need an older Batman.” 

Apart from being the leader in the John Wick Franchise, Reeves played Ted in a reprised role. Bill & Ted Face the Music(2020), and he was back as Neo in The Matrix Resurrections (2021). In an interview with EmpireHe also spoke about how he didn’t think a fourth Matrix movie would happen. 

“I had heard over the years that Warner Bros, who financed and distributed The Matrix trilogy, was considering making another Matrix film, and then I would always go, ‘Well are the Wachowskis involved?’ Reeves stated. “Then it would be, “No”, and I would respond, “Well, that’s not going to happen.” Then it got closer and closer to me, and I thought, ‘Hmm… still probably not happening.’ Then it was a year and a half later. I got a text message from Lana Wachowski. She said that she was interested in making another Matrix film. I was confused and said, “Whaaaat?” I was like, “Whaaat?” And then she said, “Yes.”