Stefan Jaworski (The Candidate) is writing the pilot script that will serve as a follow-up to the movie and the 1991 Bret Easton Ellis book which it was based on. The original film was set in the 1980s and followed the exploits of Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), an affluent executive by day and a vicious serial killer by night. The TV series will be set in present day, following Patrick Bateman in his mid-50s and still on his gruesome killing spree. He takes on a young serial killer protege to carry on his legacy.
Allison Shearmur is executive producing alongside Stefan Jaworski and Edward R. Pressman for Lionsgate. No production schedule was given. It isn't clear if American Psycho director Mary Harron or author Bret Easton Ellis will be involved in the TV series just yet.
If this project should go to series, Patrick Bateman will join current TV serial killers such as Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) from Fox's The Following, Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) from NBC's Hannibal, and Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) from Showtime's Dexter.