Fullscreen Boosts Originals

Fullscreen, which launched a paid, ad-free streaming service in April, will introduce six new original series – and bring back another.

Fullscreen’s new original programming, to be available exclusively at Fullscreen.com, and on a range of mobile and connected TV apps, includes:

Present Tense (premieres Monday, November 21)

Jillian Rose Reed, who plays Tamara Kaplan on Awkward, takes on “hot social issues such as the censorship of women’s bodies, raising gender-neutral children and internet trolling.” The 11-episode series will debut with two back-to-back shows. New installments will follow each Monday. Present Tense is produced by Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets and Maker Studios.

Present Tense trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNogsyb4Fxs&feature=youtu.be

CEO@16 (premieres Wednesday, November 30)

Ben Pasternak, the aforementioned CEO@16, is a renowned creator of gaming apps. He is billed as “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.” This will be an eight-episode series.

CEO@16 trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOjva8_ul50&feature=youtu.be

The Deleted (premieres Sunday, December 4)

Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho, wrote and directed this eight-episode series involving “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.” The cast includes Madeline Brewer, who played Tricia Miller in Orange is the New Black, as Agatha, an escaped cult member.

Episodes will debut each Sunday.

The Deleted trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sMow2XNn6E&feature=youtu.be

Magic Funhouse (premieres Thursday, December 15)

Pee Wee’s Playhouse in a roid range? This seven-episode “adult show about a kids show” promises to take “a colorful behind-the-scenes look at the misadventures of a campy public access children’s program ruled by a maniacal star, played by comedy writer and actor Brandon Rogers, who also wrote and executive produced.  Episodes will debut each Thursday.

Magic Funhouse trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lAEDEeLl68&feature=youtu.be

Celebs React (mid-season finale on Tuesday, December 20)

Celebs React takes Fine Brothers Entertainment’s online series React “to the next level.” The show, already available on YouTube, aims to “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.” Expect appearances by comedian Kevin Hart and Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, along with musicians SuperFruit and WWE’s The Miz.

New episodes air each Tuesday till the mid-season finale on December 20.

Celebs React trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-LfySR0o9g&feature=youtu.be

For 2017, one series will premiere on Fullscreen and another is set to return.

The new offering is an untitled weekly talk series anchored by Andrea Russett, who will be “serving cocktails and dishing the latest gossip while sharing relationship and sex advice with surprise guests.”

Then there’s Jack & Dean of All Trades, which was nominated for a Streamy Award. Season two catches up “with lifelong best friends, Jack Howard and 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.”

Here’s the teaser for season two:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oYxZ1Z9UvQ&feature=youtu.be

A Fullscreen subscription costs $5.99 per month.

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