Bret Easton Ellis to Make Directorial Debut With Cult Thriller for Fullscreen

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'The Deleted' is a thriller about the disappearance of three people in Los Angeles.

Bret Easton Ellis is making his directorial debut with a new series for Fullscreen's forthcoming standalone video service. 

The American Psycho author is attached to The Deleted, described as a thriller about the disappearance of three people in Los Angeles. Although they seem to be unconnected to each other, the deaths trigger the collective paranoia of a group of twenty-somethings who recently escaped from a cult.

Ellis, the bestselling author of The Rules of Attraction and Less Than Zero, wrote and produced 2013's Lindsay Lohan starrer The Canyons and has directed two short films, but The Deleted will be his first time directing a serialized project. 

Additional details about the project have yet to be announced. Fullscreen is targeting an early 2017 premiere for The Deleted on its subscription video service, which launches Tuesday, April 26. The $4.99-a-month service is going after teen audiences with original scripted programming from YouTube stars like Grace Helbig and licensed TV shows and movies including Dawson's Creek and Center Stage

Other scripted originals coming to Fullscreen include: Filthy Preppy Teen$ from Paul Scheer and Jonathan Stern (Childrens Hospital) and Electra Woman & Dyna Girl starring Helbig and Hannah Hart. 

Fullscreen has also announced talk show Explain Things to Me with Anna Akana and Brad Gage, advice show Slumber Party with Alie & Georgia starring Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark and Waste of Time with ItsTheReal where comedians Eric and Jeff Rosenthal invite guests into their apartment.