Bret Easton Ellis is set to make his directorial debut with a new TV series for Fullscreen’s subscription service.
The thriller, titled The Deleted, will see the American Psycho author explore the mysterious world of California cults. According to the The Hollywood Reporter, the series will follow the mysterious disappearance of three people in LA, as well as a group of paranoid “twenty-something” ex-cult members. “It’s going push some boundaries,” revealed George Strompolos, Fullscreen founder and CEO. “It’s definitely going to be the darkest of our original shows.”
This isn’t the first time that Ellis has turned his attention to the visual arts, though. After writing Paul Schrader’s (critically panned) The Canyons three years ago, the author has made his directing ambitions clear, creating two short advertorial films for Persol sunglasses and the Opera of Paris. He also teamed up with artist Alex Israel for an LA-centric exhibition which opened in February.
Fullscreen is yet to announce any extra details on The Deleted, and has given no confirmation on cast or release date – though the series is apaprently slated to go into production this summer.