Burning Wheel Productions are currently finalising talks with literary giants Bret Easton Ellis and Irvine Welsh to co-create a dramatised series based on the national tabloid press culture in the US.
Working title AMERICAN TABLOID – the series will journey through the decades following events from a weekly publication and enter into a world where political correctness, morals and ethics are left firmly at the door.
The series will follow a rambunctious cavalcade of pranksters, con men, and rapscallions – in other words, journalists – being brought together from across the globe to change not only the landscape but the power of the press forever from scandalous rumour to political puppetry.
Shelley Hammond of Burning Wheel comments “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. 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.”