Continuing a tradition of laughter that has brought untold merriment to the young and young at heart, the legendary comic duo of Bret Easton Ellis and James Van Der Beek has reunited to produce a “darkly comedic” hour-long series for U.K. television. Called Post Empire, the series will star Van Der Beek as a Bernie Madoff-type American investor struggling to maintain his ill-gotten empire as his misdeeds become public. Roger Avary, the man who made America smile again with Killing Zoe, has also joined the project in an undefined role. The last time the trio worked together was in 2002 on The Rules Of Attraction, where Van Der Beek starred as Sean Bateman, the adorably monstrous younger brother of Patrick Bateman—easily Ellis’ most beloved comedic creation.

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