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Bravo announces 'Rules of Attraction' series in development

Roger Avary will write Bravo adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' 'Rules of Attraction'
David Henry Hwang will write the Bravo ensemble drama 'Shanghai' in development at the cable channel.

Bravo, the home of all versions of the "Real Housewives," is steadily expanding its scripted content.

On Friday, the channel announced three new scripted series in development, including an adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' 1987 novel, "The Rules of Attraction" to be written by Oscar-winner Roger Avary, who also wrote and directed the film version.

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A previous version of this post said "The Rules of Attraction" was Ellis' debut novel and was published in 1985. His debut novel was "Less Than Zero."

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The series will explore the world of ultraprivileged college students and the faculty at the fictional Camden College. The same story, about a murder on campus, will be retold through 12 distinct points of view.

Chinese American playwright David Henry Hwang has written the ensemble drama "Shanghai," set in the fast-growing and extremely wealthy Chinese city. The main character is an American fashion designer who comes to the city with her husband and big dreams, but is quickly wooed by a powerful Asian billionaire.

A third series, "Sweet Life," written and executive produced by Amy Bloom, is a family drama set in the "Inkwell" area of Martha's Vineyard, where wealthy African American families go to vacation. The Bennett family goes there to rebuild after a recent tragedy, and uncover old secrets and strike up new romances. 

The three new projects join the previously announced "All the Pretty Faces" as well as the greenlighted series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" and "Odd Mom Out."

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