A Hunter S. Thompson TV Series Called 'Fear And Loathing' Is In Development

The life of the late writer Hunter S. Thompson is coming to the small screen. Earlier this week, MGM Television announced plans to develop an authorized biographical series about the cannabis icon and inventor of gonzo journalism. MGM plans to call the series 'Fear and Loathing' — a phrase that Thompson popularized in the counterculture classics 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' and 'Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail.'

MGM hasn't revealed details about what aspects of Thompson's life will be featured in the series, or who will play the legendary journalist. But they have revealed that Davey Holmes (who adapted 'Get Shorty' into a TV series) has been tabbed to develop the project.

'Fear and Loathing' will be the first time Thompson's life has been dramatized on television. But Thompson himself made an impression on TV audiences back in the 70s in a BBC documentary where he opened up about his marijuana use.

On top of that, he has been portrayed on the big screen three times already: once by Bill Murray in 'Where the Buffalo Roam' (1980).

And twice by Johnny Depp in 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' (1998) and 'The Rum Diary' (2011).

h/t Rolling Stone

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