Is 'Fear & Loathing' coming to the small screen?

Is 'Fear & Loathing' coming to the small screen?

Hunter is coming for you

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Legendary writer and ‘gonzo’ journalist Hunter S. Thompson is getting the bio treatment with a TV series based on his life in the works

Exceptionally talented writer Hunter S. Thompson is a legendary figure in pop culture, credited with creating 'gonzo' journalism - the first-person style of reporting in which the journalist is the main character of the narrative - and writing one of the most disruptive and popular counterculture novels of the 60s/70s: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream.

He also relentlessly took illicit drugs, drank copious amounts of booze and was known for his love of firearms. Thompson threw himself into his stories and commissions living like there was no tomorrow and in some cases there very nearly wasn't - after spending a year living with the Hells Angels bikie gang they nearly killed him - but he survived and turned the experience into best-selling book: Hell's Angles: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.

This fascinating figure has already had two of his semi-autobiographical novels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Rum Diary turned into films both starring Johnny Depp in the title/Thompson role - but until now an actual bio hasn't been on the cards.

According to The Hollywood Reporter MGM TV has announced, "...that it is developing an authorized bio project about the 'gonzo' journalist with Get Shorty showrunner Davey Holmes." The TV series will be called Fear & Loathing after Thompson's 1971 novel and will no doubt be the next binge-watch show.

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