Serial killers are big business on TV these days, what with A&E's Bates Motel
and NBC's Hannibal both gearing up for the second seasons, and now FX is looking to fill the void created by the impending Dexter finale, with Entertainment Weekly revealing that the network is developing a new series based upon author Bret Easton Ellis
' controversial novel American Psycho
, which was previously adapted as a movie by Mary Harron
back in 2000 with Christian Bale
(The Dark Knight Trilogy) in the lead role as Patrick Bateman.
According to EW's report the new project has been written by Stefan Jaworski
- whose previous credits include the Nordic noir series Those Who Kill
- and will serve as a sequel to the novel / movie, with a middle-aged Bateman taking on a young apprentice. Here's the official logline...
"In the new drama series, iconic serial killer Patrick Bateman, now in