Keanu Reeves TV Series Taps ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ ‘Entourage’ EPs as Showrunners

Chris Collins and Marc Abrams will oversee “Rain” from Slingshot Global Media

Last Updated: October 2, 2014 @ 7:02 PM

Chris Collins and Marc Abrams will be the showrunners on “Rain,” an upcoming TV series starring and executive produced by Keanu Reeves and Slingshot Global Media.

“When we were approached about working on this show, we immediately wanted to take part in the project with Keanu and get a chance to be part of such a unique undertaking,” Collins and Abrams said in a statement. “We can’t wait to start collaborating with the entire team and introduce this character to an even wider audience.”

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Reeves will star as 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. The show is based on Barry Eisler’s best-selling novels.

“We’re thrilled to start working with Marc and Chris, whose vision for the show perfectly aligned with what we and the producers imagined,” said Quan Phung, the Scripted Television president at Slingshot Global Media. “Their extensive and varied work will lend itself to creating a unique tone for the series and bringing this world to life.”

Collins’ TV credits include serving as an executive producer and writer on FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” and HBO’s acclaimed series, “The Wire.”

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Abrams, Collins’ writing partner, has worked on Fox’s “The Bernie Mac Show” and HBO’s “Entourage.” Most recently he developed the event drama series “Pinkerton” at Fox, NatGeo’s “Crimewave” and FX’s “Scar Tissue.”

Eisler, Chad Stahelski and David Leitch are set to executive produce. Slingshot Global Media will executive produce and distribute the show.