Is ‘American Dream Machine’ Michael C. Hall’s Project Post ‘Dexter’?

american-dream-machine-matthew-specktor-book-cover-392x600Well it had to happen sometime. After eight seasons Dexter will be put to bed. So what does that mean for actor Michael C. Hall. That’s 2 classic series under his belt (HBO’s Six Feet Under being the other) and now Hall is eying of stepping behind the camera to develop AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE into a TV series.

“Based on the book by Matthew Spektor American Dream Machine is the story of two talent agents and their three troubled boys, heirs to Hollywood royalty. It’s a sweeping narrative about fathers and sons, the movie business, and the sundry sea changes that have shaped Hollywood and, by extension, American life.

Beau Rosenwald—overweight, not particularly handsome, and improbably charismatic—arrives in Los Angeles in 1962 with nothing but an ill-fitting suit and a pair of expensive brogues. By the late 1970s he has helped found the most successful agency in Hollywood. Through the eyes of his son, we watch Beau and his partner go to war, waging a seismic battle that redraws the lines of an entire industry. We watch Beau rise and fall and rise again, in accordance with the cultural transformations that dictate the fickle world of movies. We watch Beau’s partner, the enigmatic and cerebral Williams Farquarsen, struggle to contain himself, to control his impulses and consolidate his power. And we watch two generations of men fumble and thrive across the LA landscape, learning for themselves the shadows and costs exacted by success and failure.” – Amazon.THR reports that Dexter show runner Scott Buck will serve as script supervisor and Hall will executive produce the adaptation.

DEXTER SEASON 8 premieres on SHOWTIME (USA) JUNE 30, 2013