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Authors Irvine Welsh and Bret Easton Ellis are creating new drama series 'American Tabloid'


In what might be the most prolific partnership in recent years, Irvine Welsh and Bret Easton Ellis are teaming up to create a new series with the working title American Tabloid.

Welsh, famed for his work on Trainspotting, is working with American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis for a series which will focus on the toxic national tabloid press culture in the United States.

The project is set to revisit decades of tabloid content, exploring the lack of morals, ethical and political code in an industry which has continued to push the boundaries of acceptable social constraints in the world of privacy.

American Tabloid will see the two authors teaming up with U.K. outfit Burning Wheel Productions who will put together the show. “To do this production justice we always knew we would require writers who don’t hold back and go way further than most would dare,” Shelley Hammond of Burning Wheel said in an interview with Variety.

“We are just beyond delighted that we are ready to agree a deal to make this happen with the incredible talent of Bret and Irvine.

“This would be the first time the two have collaborated professionally – and with the support to allow creative freedom we are confident spectacular things will happen.”

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