Bravo is working on developing a TV adaptation of a Bret Easton Ellis book “Shanghai.” The story is centered around a group of ex-pats living in China.
Andrew Wang, the network’s vp scripted development and production, said,
“With these new additions to Bravo’s expanding scripted slate, we’re taking our viewers on a cultural odyssey into the debauchery of Camden College, through the glittering towers of Shanghai and onto the elite shores of Martha’s Vineyard to do what Bravo does best — tell compelling stories through dynamic and unconventional characters.”
For its part, Shanghai, also from Lionsgate, is being penned by David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly). The project treads into new and potentially rich territory, exploring how many head to China to succeed but often fail when they bump up against unexpected cultural barriers. This ensemble is centered around an aspiring American fashion designer who moves to this decadent city with her ambitious but naïve husband only to be wooed by a powerful Asian billionaire.