Irvine Welsh and Bret Easton Ellis, authors of Trainspotting and American Psycho, are in final negotiations with Burning Wheel Productions in the United Kingdom to co-produce a series based on the tabloid culture in the United States, Variety was quoted as saying.

The deal is expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

It will be the first collaboration of the two writers, and they will have creative freedom, the company said.

Originally from Edinburgh and based in Dublin, Irvine Welsh has published 15 books so far, including “The Acid House”, “Ecstasy”, the sequel “Trainspotting” (“T2”) and “Filth”, as well as two plays.

In addition to “American Psycho”, other novels by American writer Bret Ellis have been adapted for the screen, such as “Less Than Zero”, “The Rules of Attraction” and “The Informers”. He wrote the screenplay for Paul Schrader’s “The Canyons.”

Burning Wheel recently produced “Creation Stories”, based on the life of Alan McGee, a professional in the British music industry, based on a screenplay written by Welsh. Its executive producer is Danny Boyle.