Fullscreen announced its winter 2016-17 slate, with originals including Bret Easton Ellis’ directorial debut with psychological thriller “The Deleted” and a talk show hosted by YouTube star Andrea Russett.
The programming will be available exclusively on the Fullscreen subscription video on demand platform, available worldwide for $4.99 per month. Launched this past April, the Fullscreen SVOD service is pitched as a Netflix tailored to millennial and Gen-Z audiences.
Easton Ellis’ “The Deleted” (pictured above), starring Madeline Brewer, Ian Nelsen, Amanda Cerny and Nash Grier, is set to debut Dec. 4, 2016. “Magic Funhouse,” an adult show about a kids show featuring Brandon Rogers, will premiere Dec. 15, and a weekly talk show featuring Russett — in which she serves cocktails and dishes with guests — is slated to debut in early 2017.
Fullscreen is producing other original series in collaboration with digital stars such as Lauren Giraldo, Anna Akana, Shan Boodram, Cody Ko and Amanda McKenna.
Eight-episode event series “The Deleted,” written and directed by Easton Ellis (“American Psycho”), follows members of a cult in Northern Washington who escape to Los Angeles and go off the grid. When escapees begin disappearing, they’re driven to find each other for protection as nefarious cult leaders hunt them down. Madeline Brewer (“Orange Is the New Black”) plays Agatha, one of the escaped members of the cult, who is joined by Nash Grier (“The Outfield”), Daniel Zovatto (“Don’t Breathe”), Will Peltz (“Unfriended”) and Spencer Neville (“Amerigeddon”). Tasked with returning the runaways are cult members played by Ian Nelson (“The Hunger Games”) and Amanda Cerny (“Internet Famous”). Braxton Pope (“The Trust”) and Ross Levine (“The Canyons”) serve as executive producers on the series alongside Ellis.
In addition, Fullscreen announced its first renewal: “Jack & Dean of All Trades,” which follows lifelong best friends, Jack (Jack Howard) and Dean (Dean Dobbs), as they attempt to hold down a series of temporary jobs while dealing with an incarcerated girlfriend and a hidden bag of stolen money.
Also on the slate is “Present Tense” (premiering Nov. 21), in which Jillian Rose Reed (“Awkward”) immerses herself in hot social issues such as the censorship of women’s bodies, raising gender-neutral children and internet trolling. The series is produced by Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets and Disney’s Maker Studios. Eight-episode “CEO@16,” set to debut Nov. 30, follows the rise of Ben Pasternak, a real-life teenage executive who created a string of hit gaming apps. It’s directed and produced by Adam Barton (“Kumare”) and executive produced by Jack Turner (“Loving”) and Chris Smith (“American Movie”).
Fullscreen’s previous SVOD exclusive originals include “Electra Woman & Dyna Girl,” “Filthy Preppy Teen$,” “Keeping Score,” “House Divided,” and “Celebs React” from Fine Brothers Entertainment, as well as talk shows including “Shane & Friends,” “Zall Good with Alexis G. Zall,” and “Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig.”
The service also includes movies and TV shows licensed from studios. Those include “Glee,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Firefly,” and “Angel” (from 20th Century Fox TV); “Kill Bill” (Miramax); “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “Election” (Paramount Pictures); “Parks and Recreation” (NBCUniversal); “The Hills” (MTV); and “Chuck” (Warner Bros. TV).
Fullscreen has also secured exclusive SVOD rights for “Buddymoon,” an indie comedy starring Flula Borg, from Gravitas Ventures; and “Joe & Caspar Hit the Road” (from BBC Worldwide/Raucous Productions Ltd.).
Fullscreen is owned by Otter Media, the digital-video joint venture of AT&T and Chernin Group.