Right now it seems all rage is in content being created for television. From hit shows like Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy to new shows being created, we are in a golden era for TV and it’s one that everyone is cashing in on. FX is at the top of it’s game right now and is continuing a trend of adapting hit movies into shows for it’s network.
After adapting Fargo with the Coen Brothers, FX is now working on an American Psycho follow up series according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter.
FX is looking for its own psycho. The cable network is developing a follow-up series to American Psycho, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. … Allison Shearmur, writer Stefan Jaworski and Lionsgate Television, is described as a follow-up to the book and subsequent feature film of the same name.
While not a direct adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 book that spawned the cult 2000 film starring Christian Bale, FX is continuing the Patrick Bateman legacy as the show will pick up the character who is now in his 50s and still crazy as ever. In the show, Bateman will be teaching a brand new American Psycho how to be a murderous deviant, thus rebooting the series as much as FX is reviving it.
There was an unofficial sequel produced starring Mila Kunis back in the early 2000s, but FX’s show will be the only American Psycho property to be directly linked to Ellis’ work and the Christian Bale film.