FX are developing a TV series which will follow on decades after the events of Mary Harron’s 2000 classic, American Psycho. The dark and vicious film starred Christian Bale as serial killer Patrick Bateman, and for years Lionsgate have been talking about a sequel.
Now it would seem that the sequel is on its way, but in TV series form. Deadline reports that FX are developing the series, and Lionsgate TV will be producing. Lionsgate were behind the feature film released in 2000 which was based on Bret Easton Ellis’ novel.
Per Deadline: 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 Paradigm-repped Jaworski, who will executive produce with Shearmur and Ed Pressman.