Fullscreen Ramps Up Originals Slate with Six New Series, One Renewal from Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs
Fullscreen’s SVOD service by the same name launched just over 6 months ago with a slate of original series and syndicated shows including “Dawson’s Creek”, “Glee” and “Saved by the Bell.” And now, as the new year approaches, Fullscreen has renewed one series — “Jack and Dean of All Trades” — and is set to release 6 more reality and scripted series over the course of the next quarter, all of which are social video influencer-driven.
“It’s an exciting time at Fullscreen as we’re energizing the platform with fearless and unapologetic programming,” said Scott Reich, Senior Vice President of Programming, Fullscreen, who joined the programming team this past summer.
All series and licensed titles are available on Fullscreen’s destination site, iOS, Apple TV, select Android phones and tablets and Chromecast for a subscription fee.
Below is a list of series announced and premiere dates:
“Present Tense” — Series Premiere Monday, November 21, 2016
Follow along as 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 in this new series produced by Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets and Maker Studios. The series will premiere on November 21, 2016, with two back-to-back episodes followed by new episodes each Monday for the 11-episode order.
“CEO@16” — Series Premiere Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The series follows the meteoric rise of Ben Pasternak, a real life teenage executive who exploded onto the international stage after creating a string of hit gaming apps. Pasternak is a true entrepreneur and creative thinker whose precocious intelligence, unique style and self-confidence have afforded him a compelling hand in the high-stakes poker game that is today’s tech industry. The eight-episode “CEO@16” is directed and produced by Adam Barton (“Kumare”), and executive produced by Jack Turner (“Loving”) and Chris Smith (“American Movie”).
“The Deleted” — Event-Series Premiere Sunday, December 4, 2016
Written and directed by Bret Easton Ellis (“American Psycho”), “The Deleted” 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 and is joined by Nash Grier (“The Outfield”) as Ryder, Daniel Zovatto (“Don’t Breathe”) as Logan, Will Peltz (“Unfriended”) as Mason and Spencer Neville (“Amerigeddon”) as Garrett. Tasked with returning these runaways are current cult members played by Ian Nelson (“The Hunger Games”) as Parker and Amanda Cerny (“Internet Famous”) as Breeda. Braxton Pope (“The Trust”) and Ross Levine (“The Canyons”) also serve as executive producers on the series alongside Ellis. “The Deleted” premieres Sunday, December 4, 2016, with new episodes each night for the eight-night event.
“Magic Funhouse” — Series Premiere Thursday, December 15, 2016
An adult show about a kids show. This series from Super Deluxe takes a colorful behind-the-scenes look at the misadventures of a campy public access children’s program ruled by a maniacal star (Brandon Rogers), who treats the series as a playground for his twisted imagination. “Magic Funhouse” is written and executive produced by Brandon Rogers with new episodes premiering each Thursday for the seven-episode order.
“Celebs React” — Mid-Season Finale Tuesday, December 20, 2016
In collaboration with Fullscreen, Fine Brothers Entertainment is taking its hit online series “React,” to the next level with “Celebs React” and features all your favorite stars from television, movies, online and music. The show will chip away at the perfectly polished veneer of today’s top celebrities to catch their unfiltered reactions to the funniest, gnarliest and most cringe-worthy videos on the web. Kevin Hart (“Ride Along”), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family”), musicians SuperFruit and WWE’s The Miz are among the all-star cast. “Celebs React” was created by Benny and Rafi Fine who also serve as executive producers alongside Max Benator, Tara Siener and Brandie Tucker. New episodes will air each Tuesday till the mid-season finale on December 20, 2016.
“Untitled Andrea Russett Project” (w.t.) — Series Premiere Early 2017
Actress and social media superstar Andrea Russett will anchor this weekly talk series serving cocktails and dishing the latest gossip while sharing relationship & sex advice with surprise guests. Watch as things get wild and weird all from her 90s-themed basement set.
“Jack & Dean of All Trades” — Season Premiere Early 2017
The Fullscreen fan-favorite and Streamy Awards nominated show, “Jack & Dean of All Trades,” returns for a second season where we catch up with 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, an evil sister and a hidden bag of stolen money. Jessica Hynes (“Bridget Jones’s Baby”) and Andrea Valls return for a second season of shenanigans as well. ColourTV is producing the series which is written by Howard, Dobbs and Paul Neafcy, executive produced by Howard, Dobbs, Jay Pond-Jones and Matthew Harvey, and is set to premiere in early 2017.