TVLine Items: Keanu Reeves Comes to TV, NBC Plays Devil's Advocate & More

Keanu Reeves Rain

Keanu Reeves‘ next excellent adventure may be on the small screen.

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Reeves will headline and executive-produce Rain, a potential hour-long action series about a half-Japanese assassin whose job makes it difficult for him to form relationships, our sister site Deadline is reporting. Based on a book series by Barry Eisler, and produced by Slingshot Global Media, Rain is not yet attached to a network.

Despite appearing on several shows during his career, Rain would mark Reeves’ first starring role on television.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Speaking of Reeves, NBC is developing a pilot based on his 1997 film The Devil’s Advocate, according to Deadline. As in the movie, the pilot follows a public defender who doesn’t know his new law firm is run by — wait for it — the Devil!

* Nick and Drew Lachey will star in Lachey’s Bar, a new docuseries premiering on A&E in 2015. The show will follow the brothers — and former members of boy band 98 Degrees — as they pursue their dream of opening a bar in their hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Hunger Games will make its network television debut Friday, Oct. 10, at 8/7c on ABC Family.

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10 Comments
  1. dman6015 says:

    Where else do actors go when their movie career is over?

    • kirads09 says:

      Um – many A list actors are doing TV as well. (Matthew in True Detective for example). I think so many of them turning to TV lately is more of a reflection of how the film industry is going, not their careers. Why does someone always seem to feel the need to put someone else down and trash someone else.

    • Rob says:

      What a foolish comment to say these days. I’ll just refer you to two time Academy Award Nominee Viola Davis on her return to TV this fall on how to get away with murder. She says she was looking for fully realized characters and every film she read the meatiness just wasn’t there which led her to TV where the characters were multidimensional.

  2. kirads09 says:

    I love Keanu and hope this makes it. I would watch for sure. The only thing Is if he wanted to do TV, why didn’t he go for Constantine and reprise the film role? I really loved him in that.

  3. Tony Lang says:

    Seeing the title, I was praying Reeves would guest-star as a guy who gets the sh*t beat out of him by Constantine…

  4. AnnieM says:

    I hope he has better luck with TV than Christian Slater has had.

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