Another VOD service is on the verge of launching called Fullscreen, and with it comes news that American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis is getting set to take the director’s chair for a new original property called The Deleted.
According to Deadline Fullscreen is a global, Netflix-like, ad-free subscription video on demand service for teens and young adults. This morning it fleshed out some of the details, including a plan to distribute a Bret Easton Ellis-directed thriller series called The Deleted.
The company owned by Otter Media — Peter Chernin’s joint venture with AT&T — says the $4.99-a-month service will enable users to search for shows based on their “vibe.” For example, they can say whether they want to “feel all the feels,” “learn new things,” or “laugh till it hurts.”
Fullscreen will be the premier launch sponsor and help promote the service — called Fullscreen — to its more than 100 million video, mobile, and broadband customers. They will co-produce programming that will run on Fullscreen as well as a programming block on the AT&T Audience Network, which goes to its DirecTV and U-verse subscribers.
“We created a new kind of entertainment experience which merges the things we love about premium content and social media,” Fullscreen CEO George Strompolos says. “We’re building it for an audience we know and love — a social-first mobile-first generation. We look forward to creating, learning, and evolving at Internet speed.”
The company says that The Deleted is about the “disappearance of three seemingly unconnected people from Los Angeles [that] triggers a collective paranoia among a group of twentysomethings, all of whom escaped from a cult several years back.”
Um… We’ll check the service out, but programming blocks with silly names like “feel all the feels” are kind of an instant turnoff to me and I’m sure many others. Maybe I’m getting older, but shit like that just ain’t “on fleek.”