FX Plans Sequel Series to ‘American Psycho’
In 1991 Bret Easton Ellis published his controversial look at a serial killer, American Psycho, which titillated and provoked in equally extreme measure, or so it seemed. Then in 2000, the plot was turned into a movie starring Christian Bale (you know, Batman before Ben Affleck). Now the television channel FX is planning a TV-series sequel set 10 years after the book. This is what they’ve said so far:
In the new drama series, iconic serial killer Patrick Bateman, now in his mid-50’s but as outrageous and lethal as ever, takes on a protégé in a sadistic social experiment who will become every bit his equal - a next generation American Psycho.
Apparently it’s going to be a co-production by Lionsgate TV, whose sibling Lionsgate Films produced the movie, and FX, with Stefan Jaworski (Those Who Kill) writing and sharing executive production credits with Allison Shearmu and Ed Pressman.
I’d guess this is down to the success of current serial killer series like Hannibal and The Following, not to mention FX’s own Dexter, which is just ending. While there’s been criticism over the violence in these series, it’ll be interesting to see how this turns out - and whether it’s a ratings earner, of course. Or is it more likely to upset everyone again?
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