‘Less Than Zero’ TV Adaptation in Development at Hulu

Hulu is picking up a piece of the ’80s with a TV series adaptation of “Less Than Zero,” an individual with knowledge of production tells TheWrap.

The premium streaming service has a drama in the early stages of development based on Bret Easton Ellis’ 1985 novel and the subsequent 1987 flick of the same name, starring Andrew McCarthy, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Gertz and James Spader.

“Lost” writer and producer Craig Wright is set to pen the script and executive produce the adaptation alongside author Ellis.

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The Fox 21-produced reboot will follow a college freshman who returns home for Christmas to spend time with his ex-girlfriend and his friend who is struggling with addiction and explore the culture of wealth and decadence among Los Angeles youth.

20th Century Fox distributed the “Less Than Zero” film and owns rights to the franchise.

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Hulu is picking up a piece of the ’80s with a TV series adaptation of “Less Than Zero,” an individual with knowledge of production tells TheWrap.

The premium streaming service has a drama in the early stages of development based on Bret Easton Ellis’ 1985 novel and the subsequent 1987 flick of the same name, starring Andrew McCarthy, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Gertz and James Spader.

“Lost” writer and producer Craig Wright is set to pen the script and executive produce the adaptation alongside author Ellis.

The Fox 21-produced reboot will follow a college freshman who returns home for Christmas to spend time with his ex-girlfriend and his friend who is struggling with addiction and explore the culture of wealth and decadence among Los Angeles youth.

20th Century Fox distributed the “Less Than Zero” film and owns rights to the franchise.

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Hulu Developing ‘Less Than Zero’ Drama From Craig Wright Based On Bret Easton Ellis Novel

Hulu has put in development a TV adaptation of Less Than Zero, based on Bret Easton Ellis’ novel of the same name, from Ellis, Greenleaf creator Craig Wright and Fox 21 Television Studios.
Adapted by Wright, Less Than Zero follows a college fresh…

Hulu has put in development a TV adaptation of Less Than Zero, based on Bret Easton Ellis’ novel of the same name, from Ellis, Greenleaf creator Craig Wright and Fox 21 Television Studios. Adapted by Wright, Less Than Zero follows a college freshman returning home for Christmas to spend time with his ex-girlfriend and his friend who struggles with addiction. Less Than Zero presents a look at the culture of wealthy, decadent youth in Los Angeles. Wright executive produces…