Daniel Burnham: Appearing Soon on Television Screens
Joe Otterson reports that Hulu is developing a series based on the book, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America.
One of the most famous and influential planner-architects in U.S. and World history plays a key role in that book, and so a new audience is likely to learn about the man who coined the famous phrase, "Make no little plans."
Here Otterson describes the plot of the book:
“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 fair grounds.
And in a bit of news that plays a prominent role in the initial coverage of the new series, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are among the executive producers of the show.