Amazon has put in development a small screen version of The Bonfire of the Vanities, an event series based on Tom Wolfe’s 1987 book, from Chuck Lorre, Red Band Society creator Margaret Nagle, and Warner Bros. TV. for launch on Amazon Prime Video.


Nagle will write and will also executive produce alongside Lorre. Mother Jones’ Washington bureau chief David Corn is serving as a consultant. The project hails from Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. TV, where Lorre is under an overall deal.

Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities, a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City, of course was previously adapted for the big screen in the 1990 film starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, and Melanie Griffith.