Quibi viewing

All the kids can’t stop talking about Quibi! Go out on any street corner in any city and all you’ll hear is “Quibi this” and “Quibi that”! As we draw closer to the launch of the new streaming service designed to provide short-form content, the people demand more info. And that info is here. During CES in Las Vegas today, ” Tom Conrad, Quibi Chief Product Officer, revealed that the streaming service has developed a whole new viewing experience called “Turnstyle” that enables users to flip their phone back and forth between landscape and portrait view. But will such a development entice subscribers?

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Legends of the Hidden Temple Quibi

One of these days, we’re all going to have to face reality and come to grips with the fact that Quibi is a real, actual thing and not just an elaborate joke. Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman‘s mobile-only platform, which will distribute “quick bites” of entertainment in episodic chunks that don’t run longer than ten minutes each, already has the support of every major Hollywood studio, but now might have the support of ’90s kids who grew up watching Nickelodeon.

That’s right: a Legends of the Hidden Temple Quibi revival is coming, and this time, the game show is being geared toward adults. Here’s what we know.
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Reno 911 season 7 announced

Break out your short shorts, because Reno 911! is officially back from the dead. The latest in a long line of cancelled or concluded shows to be resurrected in the streaming era, Reno 911 season 7 is heading to Quibi, the yet-to-launch mobile viewing platform which aims to provide episodic short form content in approximately 10-minute chunks. And there’s good news for longtime fans of this series: creator/stars Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney-Silver, and Thomas Lennon are all attached to come back to star in and write the new episodes. Read More »

turn of the screw quibi series

Who knew The Turn of the Screw was so hot? Henry James’ 1898 horror novella is already the inspiration for two upcoming projects: the horror movie The Turning and the Netflix series The Haunting of Bly Manor. You might think that two would be enough, but apparently not, because there’s now a third adaptation in the works. This one comes from Quibi, the upcoming streaming service devoted to short-form content.

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Marvel vs. DC Docu-Series

In all the excitement for Disney+ (and the lack of excitement for Apple TV+), we forgot about Quibi! The short-form content streaming service is still headed our way, and it continues to line up interesting concepts and talent. The latest: The Russo Brothers, famous for directing multiple Marvel movies and then doing press tours where they explain what happened in those movies, are set to produce a Marvel vs. DC docu-series for the platform.

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Quibi Horror Anthology Series

I’m still not entirely sold on Quibi, the upcoming streaming service that will specialize in short-form entertainment. But my interest has been piqued by some new casting news. Christina Ricci, Rachel Brosnahan and more are joining the cast of 50 States of Fright, an upcoming Quibi horror anthology series from producer Sam Raimi.

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quibi christoph waltz

Christoph Waltz hunts Liam Hemsworth for sport in a new Quibi untitled action thriller series. While Quibi is still an unproven entity, at least three of those things are…a bingo.

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Royalties

Clueless director Amy Heckerling is the latest major “get” for Quibi, the short-form streaming platform that’s set to launch early next year. She’ll direct all ten episodes of a new comedy series called Royalties that’s set in the world of music, using the satirical skills she’s sharpened over the course of her career to skewer the music industry. Here’s what we know about the show.
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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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