Keanu Reeves, star of The Matrix Trilogy, Speed, Point Break, Constantine, and Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, will lead the cast of a new TV series from Slingshot Global Media. Rain, will follow series protagonist John Rain (Reeves), a mixed race hitman in existential crisis. The series is based on novels by Barry Eisler, who will have a producing credit on the show. Also producing are David Leitch and Chad Stahelski who Reeves recently worked with for the upcoming film John Wick. “As a huge fan of Barry’s work,” Said Reeves, “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to bring his iconic character and incredible world to life.”
Rain will be Keanu Reeves’ first TV series, and will also act as the launching pad for its production company Slingshot Global Media which just formed in February. Slingshot Global Media has yet to announce a perspective network or service for the new TV series.
As a fan of Reeves I only have one thing to say: “Whoa”.