The CW Buys Bret Easton Ellis’ Monster Drama Copeland Prep
Although Gossip Girl will end after its upcoming sixth season, The CW and series creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage aren’t through with elite-school settings. According to The Hollywood Reporter, they’ll reteam for Copeland Prep, a supernatural drama written by novelist Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho, The Rules of Attraction).
The network has given a script order to the project, which is set at the nation’s premier secondary school, which is so fiercely competitive that it’s turning its students into monsters — literally — and spreading the disturbing ramifications throughout the town.
Catherine Hardwicke, who directed Twilight and Little Red Riding Hood, will serve as executive consultant.
In addition to Gossip Girl, Schwartz, Savage and their Fake Empire production company have three other series on The CW’s 2012-2013 schedule: returning drama Hart of Dixie and newcomers The Carrie Diaries and Cult.