According to a piece published September 10th in Entertainment Weekly, Cable channel FX is currently developing a pilot for a spinoff of the 'American Psycho', the 2000 film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis's controversial novel.
More notably, it's taking a page out of the recent and final season of long-running series 'Dexter.' Murderer Patrick Bateman is now middle-aged and will be training a protege in the ways of killing. And potentially creating a rival in the process.
It's also the latest FX series with 'American' in the title, following 'American Horror Story' and 'The Americans.'
FX's official press release states: “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.”
The success of the series will ultimately depend on the casting. 'Psycho' helped make Christian Bale's career. And while the film was largely uneven, it was his performance that made the movie, and it'll be a tall order to fill his blood soaked shoes. And the introduction of a protégé may make the series overly complicated.
No official date has been set for the airing of a pilot (if indeed it will be picked up at all).
One would hope if the series is made, that Huey Lewis's 'Hip To Be Square' will be the theme song.
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