Showtime has picked up the horror soap opera, The Canyons from Bret Easton Ellis and Dave Kalstein.

The show is about a group twenty and thirtysomethings in Los Angeles; it centers on a 29-year-old magazine editor who escapes his hard-partying New York life by following his best friend and a new girlfriend across the country, only to find himself virtually isolated when his friend is killed in a mysterious accident. The six main characters - including an art gallery owner, lawyer, event planner and a closeted bartender - deal with career and relationship issues, The Hollywood Reporter says. They encounter violent situations and anxieties that are briefly manifested as monsters and other apparitions that may or may not be real.

One episode of The Canyons has been ordered; no schedule has been set for production.