Keanu Reeves is delving into his first major acting and producing gig on a TV series. The actor is slated to both star in and executive produce “Rain,”a globe-trotting action drama series based on the best-selling book series by Barry Eisler.
Slingshot Global Media is producing the series which is expected to be taken out to buyers shortly, and a search is under way for a writer to pen the script.
Reeves would play John Rain, a half-Japanese, half-American contract assassin who specializes in taking out his targets by making it look like death by natural causes.
Rain ironically finds that the one identity he knows, that of being a hitman, is the very thing that prevents him from bringing others closer into his life.
Eisler, Chad Stahelski and David Leitch will also executive produce. The latter pair worked with Reeves on the upcoming “John Wick”.