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‘Walking Dead’ Alum Austin Abrams to Star in Hulu’s ‘Less Than Zero’

Published on July 31st, 2018 | Updated on July 31st, 2018 | By FanFest

The 1987 film Less Than Zero starring Andrew McCarthy and Robert Downey Jr. may soon be a series on Hulu. The streaming service just placed a pilot order for the small screen adaption and have announced The Walking Dead and Paper Towns alum Austin Abrams as their leading man.

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Abrams on ‘The Walking Dead’

Originally a 1985 novel by Bret Easton Ellis, Less Than Zero follows a college freshman who returns to L.A. for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend’s request but soon discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit. Abrams will be playing Clay, a role which Andrew McCarthy (Weekend at Bernie’s) originated in the 1985 film, who “grew up in the excess and lavish Los Angeles of the 1980s and, unlike all of his friends who stayed behind for college, is now in his freshman year at college on the East Coast.”

1985’s ‘Less Than Zero’

The series sounds like it will be a good fit for Hulu, who may be trying to get a foot in the teen drama demographic that Netflix and Amazon have recently begun investing in. The script will be written by Lost writer Craig Wright who will also executive produce alongside Ellis.

Abrams has appeared in his fair share of coming of age movies such as The Kings of Summer, All Summers End, Brad’s Status with Ben Stiller, and Paper Towns, which was based on John Green’s novel of the same name. He also had a recurring guest-star role on The Walking Dead as Ron Anderson during seasons five and six. Most recently he guest-starred in two episodes of The American’s final season.

The film adaption of Less Than Zero went on to gross over $12.4 million at the box office and also starred Tony Bill, Jamie Gertz, and James Spader. You can watch the trailer for it below!

What do you think about Hulu taking on Less Than Zero? Would you watch it if it were to get picked up to series? Let us know!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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