Small-Screen ‘Scar Tissue': Chili Peppers Frontman the Subject of New TV Series

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A TV drama based on the autobiography of Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis is reportedly in the pipeline at FX.

The project, with the working title Scar Tissue, will no doubt be peppered with eyebrow-raising anecdotes from the rockstar’s formative years, focussing mainly on Kiedis’ relationship with his father, former actor and drug dealer Blackie Dammett.

It is as yet unclear which elements of the 2004 autobiography will make their way onto our screens, but with revelations such as Kiedis’ first experiences with drugs (at age 11) and losing his virginity to his father’s girlfriend (at age 12), writers have a wealth of material to work with. According to the Hollywood Reporter, FX has enlisted Entourage producers Mike Benson and Marc Abrams to bring the project to fruition.

NewsFeed predicts that season one will make compelling viewing. But we’re not sure we’re prepared for season two, which could cover the band’s tube-sock era.

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