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Patrick Bateman to return as FX developing American Psycho sequel series

09.10.2013by: Kevin Woods

In a day and age where horror is ruling the small screen (see "The Walking Dead", "Hannibal", "Bates Motel", etc.), it only makes sense for networks to find a way to tap into the genre to grab the attention of ardent and faithful fans. Now Deadline is reporting that FX, the network responsible for "American Horror Story", is looking to bring back madman Patrick Bateman by developing a new series based on Bret Easton Ellis' AMERICAN PSYCHO.

Per Deadline, FX has put in development an "American Psycho" drama series that takes place decades after the events in the 2000 movie starring Christian Bale. 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-50’s 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.

Ok, this sounds really cool and I'm already onboard for this one. What are your thoughts? Spit back below and let us know what you think of an "American Psycho" series.

Extra Tidbit: Would you check out an "American Psycho" series on FX?
Source: Deadline

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