Horror legend David Cronenberg’s novel “Consumed” is getting drama series treatment at AMC, Deadline reports.
“Fear The Walking Dead” showrunner Dave Erickson has teamed with “Lucifer” executive producer Sheri Elwood to develop the novel as an hourlong drama series for AMC, where Erickson is under an overall deal. Erickson and Elwood will pen the adaptation and showrun.
“Consumed”, which could be directed by Cronenberg, is described as a mind-bending psychological thriller that follows two journalists who set out to solve the cannibalistic murder of a controversial Parisian philosopher.
The book was published in 2014 by Charles Scribner’s Sons. Erickson and Elwood will executive produce with Cronenberg. Cronenberg’s longtime collaborator Robert Lantos of Serendipity Point, which produced Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises, will also executive produce.
Cronenberg is the king of body horror and has directed more than a handful of terrifying genre films from Shivers to Rabid, The Brood, Videodrome, The Dead Zone, Scanners, and The Fly.
With AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and “Preacher” they’ve shown there are no limitations to how far they’re willing to go, which bodes well for this adaptation.