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A Fear and Loathing TV series about Hunter S. Thompson is being developed

Exploring the source of gonzo journalism…

A Fear and Loathing television series is currently being developed by Get Shorty showrunner and writer Davey Holmes. MGM TV enlisted Holmes to work on the series; he’ll be supported by Oscar nominated writer Bob Nelson.

“After resisting overall deals for years, I couldn’t be more excited or proud to be embracing this one,” said Holmes. “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.”

“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,” states MGM Television Group president Mark Burnett. “Davey is tremendously talented and has demonstrated that he can deliver quality programming that will resonate with viewers.”

The series will explore the eclectic gonzo-style journalism Thomas established. Johnny Depp famously portrayed Thompson in Terry Gilliam’s 1998 cult classic, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

More details on the series as they arrive.

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