varsity blues series

Quibi, the upcoming short-form content streaming service, continues to line-up original programming. The latest: the 1999 movie Varsity Blues will be developed into a series by Stuber screenwriter Tripper Clancy. In addition to that, filmmaker Doug Liman is directed Crazy Talented, a series about patients on a psych ward who might just be superheroes.

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Peter Farrelly Quibi Series

Peter Farrelly, who directed both Shallow Hall and the inexplicable Best Picture winner Green Book, is the latest name to join Quibi, the short-form streaming service. Farrelly will develop The Now, which is said to be a comedy about suicide, which I think we’d all agree isn’t the funniest of topics. Like all Quibi shows, The Now will unfold in very short episodes. While there’s a heavy dose of skepticism surrounding the upcoming streaming service, it’s already attracted big names like Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Soderbergh and many more.

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liam hemsworth quibi series

Liam Hemsworth and Quibi – two names that are sure to immediately pique your interest. But a Liam Hemsworth Quibi series is what we’re going to get, even if we’re not sure what that means. Hemsworth, the star of The Hunger Games and other hits like…Independence Day: Resurgence, is the latest high-profile star to join the increasingly impressive roster behind Quibi, the Jeffrey Katzenberg-founded short form content streaming platform. Hemsworth will be starring in an as-yet-untitled action-thriller series.

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Quibi logo

You might have heard about Quibi (short for “Quick Bites”), the upcoming streaming subscription service that will only be accessible on mobile devices. Longform shows will be broken up and served to audiences in short chunks, and the service has managed to lure in some top shelf creators like Steven Spielberg, Antoine Fuqua, Sam Raimi, Steven Soderbergh, and Guillermo del Toro, just to name a few.

But now we have a better understanding of exactly how this nascent service was able to lure such high-end talent. According to a new report, Quibi will be initially licensing content from these creators, but after two years of exclusivity, the service will allow them to re-edit those stories into full features and sell the rights elsewhere, giving them the potential for a huge payoff down the line.  Read More »

paul feig quibi

Quibi, the strangely-named mobile streaming service that suddenly emerged as a frontrunner of the streaming battles after a partnership with Steven Spielberg, has brought another high-profile filmmaker on board. Paul Feig is joining Jeffrey Katzenberg‘s upcoming streaming venture to develop original content for the shortform service.

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Steven Spielberg Quibi Series

Quibi, the strangely-named streaming service that will specialize in short-form content, is lining-up some heavy hitters – and they don’t come any heavier than Steven SpielbergJeffrey Katzenberg, the mogul behind Quibi and close personal friend of Spielberg, revealed that the blockbuster filmmaker is writing something “creepy” and “super scary.” The idea of Spielberg writing a streaming series is a bit ironic, since the legendary director has railed against the evils of streaming in the past. But if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, as they say.

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If you thought there were already too many streaming services to choose from, prepare yourselves for a new contender to enter the fray. Former Walt Disney Studios chairman and DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman have announced that their short-form content mobile subscription platform has an official name: Quibi, which is short for “quick bites.” As in, quick bites of content that are only 10-15 minutes long.

No, this is not a joke.

In addition to unveiling the platform’s name, the company’s founders revealed a handful of major Hollywood players who are on board to develop shows for the new service, including Jason Blum, Guillermo del Toro, Antoine Fuqua, and the previously-announced Sam Raimi. After you catch your breath from laughing so hard at the dorkiest name in streaming – Seriously? “Quibi?” – keep reading to learn more about each of their new shows. Read More »