Fear and Loathing TV show in the pipeline
A Fear and Loathing TV show is in the pipeline, get ready to light it up.
A new TV series illuminating the life of iconic and controversial journalist Hunter S. Thompson is being developed.
Whether you’ve read the book, watched the movie or even just have a brain, Hunter S. Thompson’s novel about a journalist’s journey as he chases the American Dream throughout Las Vegas…
Fear & Loathing is a biographical project helmed by Davey Holmes and will be a dramedy (comedy drama) set in the 1990’s.
The title comes from the Thompson novel, which was made into a film in 1998 directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro.
This TV series, however, will not be a remake of the film.
Gone, going, Gonzo
The show will focus on Hunter S. Thompson’s life as he developed his unique approach to writing and pioneered gonzo journalism.
Gonzo journalism is a style of journalism that is written without claims of objectivity, often including the reporter as part of the story via a first-person narrative.
Holmes shared his excitement for the project:
“After resisting overall deals for years, I couldn’t be more excited or proud to be embracing this one… It’s a partnership with a studio that makes some of the most exciting television out there. I can’t say enough about the intelligence, daring creativity and overall support MGM has brought to our collaboration.”
Mark Burnett, president of MGM and all around winner added:
“As we look to the future of MGM Television, it is imperative that we forge long-term relationships with creators who have an eye for dynamic storytelling. Davey is tremendously talented and has demonstrated that he can deliver quality programming that will resonate with viewers.”
No announcements regarding casting have been announced, so look out for more information on the new Fear and Loathing TV show.