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[TV] FX Developing An “American Psycho” Series!

Deadline reports that American Psycho is headed to television!

FX has put in development an “American Psycho” drama series that takes place decades after the events in the 2000 movie starring Christian Bale and the novel on which the film was based.

Described as an update of American Psycho, the drama series fast-forwards from the late 1980s, when the movie was set, to present day. It will feature serial killer Patrick Bateman, now in his mid-50s but as outrageous and lethal as ever, taking on a protégé in a sadistic social experiment who will become every bit his equal — a next-generation American Psycho.

Lionsgate TV, whose sibling Lionsgate Films was behind the American Psycho feature, and FX Prods are producing the series shepherded by former Lionsgate Films head of production-turned producer Allison Shearmur and writer Stefan Jaworski.

The project will be written by Jaworski who will executive produce with Shearmur and Ed Pressman.



  • ihavebadtaste

    WHAT? The entire point of the the book/movie was that Patrick was indeed insane, but not the kind of insane he thought he was (a murdering psychopath). He didn’t actually kill anyone, so why the hell would he be “taking on a protégé”? This is just a horrible attempt to cash-in just like American Psycho 2 was. I really hope this fails just like it too..

    • Hippie Of Death

      While I think that it’s debatable that Bateman was or not a murderer (or how many of his victims are real if he was), I agree that this sucks… The whole thing just contradicts the characterization of the film! Patrick is supposed to be a sociopath, unable to relate with people at the most basic level, not a yuppie Hannibal Lecter!

    • Skycat

      Maybe the protege will be made up in his head as well. There you go everyone I just revealed the big twist, your welcome! lol

  • Evil_Flip

    lol, they’re really out of new ideas. kinda sad

  • lovezoid

    Yeah, lets make ‘1984’ the series too, taking place after the novel, where a disfigured Winston is out for revenge on the Ministries and forms a crack team of etc..

    These people don’t seem to realise that sometimes, the plot and the characters are only there to serve the themes and are not meant to be treated literally or as representations of real things in a real world.

    Although, having said that, I thought Hannibal was going to turn a literary icon into a straightforward crime procedural and I couldn’t have been more wrong. If there’s any time in TV history a genuinely interesting, unconventional and ‘faithful’ adaptation of American Psycho could be done, it’s now. What’s Vince Gilligan up to next?

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