Fear and Loathing in TV Land: A New Series about Hunter S. Thompson Is In Development
The Hollywood Reporter has reported from Hollywood that MGM Television is developing an authorized biographical TV series on the life of the other Great Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson. Fear & Loathing — with Get Shorty‘s Davey Holmes as showrunner) — will bring the legend to life, and what a life it was. The journalist joined the Hells Angels (SPOILER ALERT: He got his ass beat), took on Richard Nixon and fucked up politics in general, ran for sheriff in Pitkin County, Colorado (SPOILER ALERT: He lost), shot television sets, and did all of the drugs. Every single morsel of every single drug. Just look at his amyl nitrate-fueled hangover remedy that we reported on recently.
No word yet as to whether or not Johnny Depp will come down from the pirate ship to reprise his all-too-natural role of Hunter S. Thompson in the 1998 tour de force, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas. But if he does, we hope that he takes no guff from those swine at the network.