An "American Psycho" series is reportedly coming to FX. Based on the 2000 film adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel, the "American Psycho" sequel TV series will follow wealthy investment banker slash serial killer Patrick Bateman years following the events in the book and movie.
EW reports the official logline: "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."
Who will play Patrick Bateman in the black comedy horror series? Christian Bale starred as Bateman in the film adaptation as the materalistic Manhattanite who leads a secret life of a killer. No actors have been confirmed yet for the role, as the "American Psycho" TV series is still in development. However, in an interview between Movieline and Ellis back in 2010, the author also expressed an interest in casting Leonardo DiCaprio as the lead role for the 2000 film. Could Leo return as a potential contender for Bateman?
The "American Psycho" series is not the first sardonic psychological thriller to hit the small screen. FX is notable for its chilling series "American Horror Story", as well as other network murder suspense shows "Hannibal" and "Dexter". The millennial viewpoint on a cult classic set in the '80s will likely cater to the growing hunger for dark comedy series that are shamelessly bloody.
"American Psycho" the TV series is being headed by producer Allison Shearmur, writer Stefan Jaworski and Lionsgate Television, IndieWire reports. Shearmu, Jaworski and Ed Pressman serve as executive producers.
Watch Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in a scene from the "American Psycho" film to feed your morbid curiosity. Fair warning: it's gory.