The Hippest Novel of 1985 Is Being Adapted Into a TV Series

Apr 25, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A 1985 novel that is notoriously hip — considered by many to be that year’s hippest novel — is being adapted into a TV series. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Craig Wright is adapting “Less Than Zero” for Hulu.

The Bret Easton Ellis novel was made into a feature film starring Andrew McCarthy, Robert Downey Jr., Jami Gertz and James Spader in 1987.

“The reboot, which is in development, follows a college freshman who returns home for Christmas to spend time with his ex-girlfriend and his friend who struggles with addiction,” THR reports. “The Hulu take will explore the culture of wealthy, decadent youth in Los Angeles.”

Wright will pen the script and executive produce along with Ellis. The project comes from Fox 21.


  1. Bright Lights, Big City a much hipper novel

  2. I’m loving the eighties nostalgia from today’s take. Young people get the ‘dark’ and controversial. I reckon it lets them ‘escape’ safely. Gives them a sense of belonging in a fragmented world. So, let’s reboot ‘Less Than Zero’!

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