The new streaming service Quibi launches on April 6th. Quibi was founded by Jeffrey Katzenburg and will offer “quick-bites” of original content. All content will come in 10 minute or less episodes. It’s the first entertainment platform designed specifically for mobile devices.
Quibi is offering a 90-day free trial, which will definitely be helpful in the age of social distancing. You can find more info on that, here. The new service has spent a tremendous amount of money on scripted and unscripted content which includes big names and big ideas. It’s all very exciting. Below is a list of show that will be premiering in April.
The following shows premiere on April 6, 2020
● Flipped (scripted)
● Most Dangerous Game (scripted)
Most Dangerous Game stars Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz. Desperate to take care of his pregnant wife before a terminal illness can take his life, Dodge Tynes (Hemsworth) accepts an offer to participate in a deadly game where he’s the prey. This dystopian action-thriller explores the limits of how far someone would go to fight for their life and their family. Let the games begin.
● Survive (scripted)
Survive stars Sophie Turner and Cory Hawkins. Jane (Turner) wants to end it all. Then a plane crash almost ends it for her. Now she’s crawling from the wreckage with the only other survivor (Hawkins) and a new drive to stay alive. Together they embark on a harrowing journey out of the wilderness, battling brutal conditions and personal traumas in this thrilling drama based on the critically acclaimed novel, SURVIVE, by Alex Morel.
● When the Streetlights Go On (scripted)
● &Music (documentary)
● Chrissy’s Court (unscripted) – Starring Twitter Queen, Chrissy Teigan
Real people. Real cases. And real, legally binding decisions. If you thought Teigen couldn’t become an actual courtroom judge, you’ve been overruled. In each episode of Chrissy’s Court, Chrissy Teigen reigns supreme as the “judge” over one small claims case. Chrissy’s mom turned “bailiff,” Pepper Thai, maintains order in the courtroom.
● Dishmantled (unscripted)
● Fierce Queens (documentary)
● Gayme Show! (unscripted)
● Gone Mental with Lior (unscripted)
● I Promise (documentary)
● Memory Hole (unscripted)
● Murder House Flip (unscripted)
● NighGowns (documentary)
● Nikki Fre$h (unscripted)
● Prodigy (documentary)
● Punk’d (unscripted)
● Run This City (documentary)
● Shape of Pasta (documentary)
● Singled Out (unscripted)
● Skrrt with Offset (unscripted)
● Thanks A Million (unscripted)
● The Sauce (unscripted)
● You Ain’t Got These (documentary)
Executive Produced by Lena Waithe, this is not a show about sneakers. It’s a show about sneaker culture. Fitting in. And belonging to something bigger than yourself. Episodes feature: Carmelo Anthony, Billie Jean King, Hasan Minhaj, Candance Parker, Questlove, Nas, Jazerai Allen- Lord, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Mike Epps, Jemele Hill, Lena Waithe, Josh Luber and Eric Koston
The following shows premiere April 13, 2020
● Agua Donkeys (scripted)
● The Stranger (scripted)
Starring Maika Monroe, Dane DeHaan and Avan Jogia. In The Stranger, an unassuming young rideshare driver is thrown into her worst nightmare when a mysterious Hollywood Hills passenger enters her car. Her terrifying, heart-stopping ride with the stranger unfolds over 12 hours as she navigates the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles in a chilling game of cat and mouse.
● #FreeRashawn (scripted)
● 50 States of Fright (scripted)
Sam Raimi’s 50 States of Fright will explore stories based on urban legends from Michigan, Kansas, Oregon, Minnesota, and Florida taking viewers deeper into the horrors that lurk just beneath the surface of our country.
● Elba v Block (unscripted)
● Let’s Roll with Tony Greenhand (unscripted)
● Fight Like a Girl (unscripted)
The following shows premiere April 20, 2020
● Dummy (scripted)
● Iron Sharpens Iron (unscripted)
The following shows premiere April 27, 2020
● Cup of Joe (unscripted)
Cup of Joe is an eight-part travel series starring Joe Jonas. As one third of the global music phenomenon Jonas Brothers and lead singer of DNCE, Joe has travelled the world — city after city. But between whirlwind pit stops and racing between concert venues, Joe has only scratched the surface of what these places actually have to offer. Before he hits the stage on his sold-out Happiness Begins tour, Joe will experience each city like a true native – as he pairs up with celebrity friends at each destination. This global superstar is finally seeing the world.
Guests and locations include: Sophie Turner ( Amsterdam), Tina Fey (New York), Matthew McConaughey (Austin), Nick Jonas (Barcelona), Kevin Jonas (Barcelona), Lewis Capaldi (Berlin), David Hasselhoff (Berlin), Nicole Scherzinger (London), Lewis Hamilton (Paris), and Jack Black (Los Angeles).
● Floored (unscripted)
Quibi is offering a 90-day free trial. You can find more info on that, here.
Originally published April 3, 2020.
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