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Where can you find shows from and starring Liam Hemsworth, Zac Efron, Chrissy Teigen, Steven Spielberg and so many others? Quibi! So…what’s Quibi?
The new streaming service from Jeffrey Katzenberg is described as “a mobile-first media technology platform bringing together the best of Silicon Valley and Hollywood.” It’s designed “for easy, on-the-go mobile viewing.” Think shorter shows, most around 10 minutes long.
Hemsworth is the latest star to sign on to a project on the mobile platform. He’ll star as Dodge Maynard in an action thriller about a man battling a terminal illness, desperate to take care of his pregnant wife. To take care of her, he takes an offer to participate in a deadly game only to discover he’s not the hunter, but the prey. Nick Santora wrote the project, Phil Abraham will direct.
Hemsworth’s show is just the lasted project set for Quibi. Here’s what else is in the works:
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This docuseries about high school basketball comes from Stephen Curry.
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Elba vs. Block
Idris Elba and Ken Block team for this new car stunt series.
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Tyra Banks will star in and executive produce the new docuseries. In every episode, Banks will tackle different topics about the beauty industry, aiming to take down barriers and challenge norms.
Anna Kendrick will star and executive produce the comedy about an aspiring writer and a sex doll. Donal Logue and Meredith Hagner also star.
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Justin Timberlake is slated to star in a series where he’ll ask singers about what song and singer inspired them to get into the business, then he’ll sing a duet with them.
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You Ain’t Got These
Lena Waithe is dipping her toe into unscripted programming with a series about sneaker culture.
Kill the Efrons
Zac Efron and his brother, Dylan, are sent to a remote location with no tools to survivor, just the cameras following them. Can they make it work?
A “Creepy” Steven Spielberg Show
Steven Spielberg is writing the series that’s a “super scary story” that will only be available to watch at midnight on Quibi.
Chrissy Teigen will preside over her own courtroom series. She’ll adjudicate real small-claims cases. Her mom, Villaluck “Pepper Thai” Teigen, will serve as bailiff.
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Don’t Look Deeper
This sci-fi drama series is directed by Catherine Hardwicke and stars Don Cheadle, Emily Mortimer and Helena Howard. The series is set “15 minutes into the future” and follows a high school senior who can’t shake a feeling that something isn’t right…and she’s not human.
Paula Pell, who starred in Wine Country, will play Abigail Mapleworth, a murder-mystery writer who solves the crimes in her small town. Each episode of this comedy features guest victims and suspects. 30 Rock‘s John Lutz is also starring in the project. Both Pell and Lutz are writing.
Punk’d and Singled Out
These classic MTV shows are getting a new life. Each received a 20-episode order with episodes coming in under 10 minutes in length. Punk’d is back pranking celebs, this time with even better technology. Meanwhile, dating series Singled Out will allow singles to find love no matter their sexual preference. Despite co-creating the series, Ashton Kutcher is not involved in the new version.
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