During its Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour today, Hulu Originals announced two additions to its slate of original programming, including series orders for Devil in the White City, starring Keanu Reeves, and The Other Black Girl.
At the event, the streaming service also announced premiere dates for three additional titles.
Devil in the White City is based on Erik Larson’s bestselling novel (order now), 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.
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. Keanu Reeves will executive producer and star.
The Other Black Girl, which hails from Onyx Collective, is from executive producers Rashida Jones, Tara Duncan, Adam Fishbach, Zakiya Dalila Harris, Danielle Henderson; and Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.
The series tells the story of Nella, an editorial assistant who is tired of being the only black girl at her company, so she’s excited when Hazel is hired. But as Hazel’s star begins to rise, Nella spirals out and discovers something sinister is going on at the company.
“These two new series both speak to the kind of distinct storytelling with uniquely compelling characters and forward-thinking narratives we continue to aim for in all that we do,” said Craig Erwich, President, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment.
“Both were best-selling books that pierced the culture as they hit shelves, and we look forward to the honor of continuing to tell those stories on screen,” he continued.
Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne, which explores the world of human sexuality through LGBTQ+ icon Cara Delevingne, will premiere on November 29th, with all episodes released at once. Tell Me Lies, which follows a tumultuous yet intoxicating college relationship, will premiere on September 7th with three episodes.
The second season of The D’Amelio Show will premiere on September 28th, continuing to explore the intersection of personal and private lives of the social media family.
Hulu Originals has had a banner year, receiving 58 Emmy nominations in July, including 17 for Only Murders in the Building, and 14 nominations for Dopesick. In the past year, Nine Perfect Strangers became the most-watched drama in the history of Hulu Originals.
Only Murders in the Building became the most-watched comedy series, and The Kardashians became both the most-watched unscripted series and most-watched premiere in the history of the platform.
THE D’AMELIO SHOW SEASON 2
Executive Producer: Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC, an Industrial Media Company) Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman)
Executive Producer and Showrunner: Sara Reddy
Cast: Marc D’Amelio, Heidi D’Amelio, Dixie D’Amelio, Charli D’Amelio
Logline: As personal and professional relationships overlap, the D’Amelio family faces new challenges at every turn, from public scandals to maintaining mental health, as they share the truth behind their online lives.
DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY
Studio: ABC Signature in Association with Paramount
Executive Producers: Martin Scorsese, Rick Yorn, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson (Appian Way), Stacey Sher, Sam Shaw, Todd Field, Mark Lafferty, Keanu Reeves
Showrunner: Sam Shaw
Written by: Sam Shaw (Castle Rock)
Director: Todd Field
Talent: Keanu Reeves
Logline: Based on the epic bestseller by Erik Larson, “Devil in the White City” tells the story of Daniel H. Burnham, a demanding but visionary architect who races to make his mark on history with the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, and Dr. H. H. Holmes, America’s first modern serial killer and the man behind the notorious “Murder Castle” built in the Fair’s shadow.
THE OTHER BLACK GIRL
Studio: Onyx Collective
Executive Producers: Rashida Jones, Tara Duncan, Temple Hill (Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey), Adam Fishbach, Zakiya Dalila Harris, Danielle Henderson
Showrunner: Danielle Henderson
Logline: Nella, an editorial assistant, is tired of being the only black girl at her company, so she’s excited when Hazel is hired. But as Hazel’s star begins to rise, Nella spirals out and discovers something sinister is going on at the company.
PLANET SEX WITH CARA DELEVINGNE
Executive Producer: Simon Andreae, Naked Television
Executive Producer / Talent: Cara Delevingne, Milkshake Productions
Executive Producer: Katharine Dart, Fiona Caldwell
Logline: Cara is an actress, one of the world’s most photographed people and an award-winning LGBTQ+ icon. On this immersive journey, she puts her mind and body on the line in search of answers regarding human sexuality, its joys, mysteries, and constantly changing nature.
In every episode, she shares her own personal experiences. Uniquely unfiltered and authentic, there’s no limit on how far Cara’s willing to go to explore what makes us all human.
TELL ME LIES
Studio: 20th Television
Executive Producers: Meaghan Oppenheimer serves as executive producer & showrunner. Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss executive produce under their Belletrist Productions banner along with Matt Matruski, Laura Lewis and Stephanie Noonan who executive produce for Rebelle Media, and VICE Studios’ Shannon Gibson and Sam Schlaifer who executive produce for Vice-owned Refinery29.
Jonathan Levine also serves as executive producer and pilot director. Adapted from Carola Lovering’s novel of the same name, Lovering will serve as a consulting producer.
Showrunner: Meaghan Oppenheimer
Talent: Grace Van Patten, Jackson White, Catherine Missal, Spencer House, Sonia Mena, Branden Cook, Benjamin Wadsworth, Alicia Crowder.
Logline: “Tell Me Lies” follows a tumultuous but intoxicating relationship as it unfolds over the course of 8 years. When Lucy Albright (Grace Van Patten) and Stephen DeMarco (Jackson White) meet at college, they are at that formative age when seemingly mundane choices lead the way to irrevocable consequences.
Although their relationship begins like any typical campus romance, they quickly fall into an addictive entanglement that will permanently alter not only their lives, but the lives of everyone around them.