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.