TBS has put in development Hype, a gritty half-hour comedy from Irvine Welsh, author of the novel Trainspotting, which was adapted into Danny Boyle’s 1996 cult movie.
Welsh will write and executive produce the project, set in the world of the Miami art scene. Also executive producing are Trevor Engelson of Underground and Doug Banker of Five All In The Fifth Entertainment, who came up with the basic idea and pitched it to Welsh.
A number of novels by Welsh have been adapted to the screen, most recently Filth, with James McAvoy starring. Welsh’s Porno, a sequel to Trainspotting, also is headed to the big screen with Boyle and the original cast expected to return.
Welsh is repped by Underground (FX’s Snowfall) and CAA.