Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Development News - Austin Abrams to Star in Hulu's 'Less Than Zero' Adaptation; Plus 2 More Updates!

Development News - July 31, 2018

Amazon's The Wilds; FX's Y: The Last Man; and Hulu's Less Than Zero.

  • Mia Healey, Helena Howard, Reign Edwards and Shannon Berry will play the lead roles on the drama pilot written by Sarah Streicher.
  • Healey will play Shelby, a God-fearing pageant champion from Texas who projects confidence in order to mask her insecurities.
  • Howard will play Nora, an enigmatic introvert who will be forced to connect with her fellow castaways.
  • Edwards will play Rachel, an Olympic-caliber diver who desperately wants to get off the island and resume her athletic career.
  • Berry will play Dot, a cool-headed country girl with a thick skin.
  • LESS THAN ZERO (Drama) - Starring Austin Abrams (The Walking Dead, Paper Towns). Written by Craig Wright (Tyrant, Greenleaf). Executive produced by Wright and Bret Easton Ellis. Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios. Logline: Based on Ellis' 1985 novel and the subsequent feature film, the drama follows a college freshman (Abrams) who returns home for Christmas to spend time with his ex-girlfriend and his friend who struggles with addiction.
  • Timothy Hutton will appear in a key role on the drama pilot starring Diane Lane and Barry Keoghan. He won an Academy Award for his performance in Ordinary People. In television, he starred for five seasons in TNT's Leverage and three seasons in ABC's American Crime. He next appears in Amazon's Jack Ryan, Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House and ABC's How to Get Away With Murder.
  • He will play the President of the United States.