The Shards: Luca Guadagnino is directing the HBO series

Bones and All director Luca Guadagnino will direct the HBO series adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis The shards.

A The Independent (above world of role) Interview with Ellis revealed that Guadagnino will direct the series and that there will be subplots not present in the original novel. World of Reel notes that The Shards is scheduled to have three seasons of ten episodes each, and that Ellis will appear to be writing every episode of the series.

Guadagnino previously collaborated with HBO on the 2020 miniseries We Are Who We Are, which starred Chloë Sevigny, Jack Dylan Grazer, Alice Braga, Jordan Kristine Seamón, Spence Moore II and Scott Mescudi, among others.

What else did Luca Guadagnino do?

Guadagnino has directed films such as The Protagonists (1999), Melissa P. (2005), Call Me by Your Name (2017) and Bones and All (2022). His next film is Challengers, in which actress Zendaya plays tennis coach.

Bret Easton Ellis is best known for writing great novels like The Rules of Attraction and American Psycho. Last January he published The Shards, his first novel in 13 years.

“Seventeen-year-old Bret is a senior at the exclusive Buckley Preparatory School when a new student arrives with a mysterious past,” reads the novel’s synopsis. “Smart, handsome, charismatic, Robert Mallory keeps a secret from Bret and his friends even as he becomes part of their close-knit circle.”