Remember that American Psycho sequel Lionsgate was talking about? Well, with “Dexter” departing sooner rather than later, it seems the studio feels that the sequel would be better served as an FX television series.
Deadline reports that 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 Bret Easton Ellis novel on which the film was based. 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.
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. The project will be written by Paradigm-repped Jaworski, who will executive produce with Shearmur and Ed Pressman.
The project originated at Allison Shearmur Prods, where it was shepherded by Stephen Meinen.
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