Chris Collins and Marc Abrams have come on board as writers and showrunners for drama series Rain, starring and executive produced by Keanu Reeves. Based on Barry Eisler’s novels, the series, from David Ellender’s Slingshot Global Media, centers on John Rain (Reeves), a half-Japanese, half-American contract assassin who specializes in taking out his targets by making it look like death by natural causes.

Fantastic Fest KeanuCollins most recently was a writer/executive producer on FX’s Sons of Anarchy, and his credits also include HBO’s The Wire and The Sopranos and Starz’s Crash. Abrams most recently developed the event drama series Pinkerton at Fox along with NatGeo’s Crimewave and FX’s Scar Tissue. Chad Stahelski and David Leitch and Eisler also executive produce. “Marc and Chris’ vision for the show perfectly aligned with what we and the producers imagined,” said Quan Phung, President of Scripted Television at Slingshot Global Media.