FX has announced the decision to explore “From Hell” serial killer, Jack The Ripper, in new series. The concept is based on the 572 page graphic novel from writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell. The novel spawned the 2001 Johnny Depp film which focuses on the brutal crime spree of one of the world’s most notorious serial killers from his point-of-view. “Children Of Men” writer David Arata has signed on to write the FX original series which explores the world of Jack The Ripper from a first person character study into the mind of the killer. The news was first reported by Deadline.com
From Hell tells the tale of Jack the Ripper with the killer himself as the main character. Detailing the events leading up to the Whitechapel killings and the cover-up that followed, the 572-page graphic novel is a meditation on the mind of a madman whose savagery and violence gave birth to the 20th century.