New Streaming Service Reviving Two MTV Shows, Will Launch With 50 Original Shows
Literally, everybody is here: Chance The Rapper, Chrissy Teigen, Jennifer Lopez, and more have their own Quibi shows.
Get ready folks, another streaming service is coming our way. Quibi is a platform seeking to stand out from the already crowded field of streaming services by focusing on short-form videos for the mobile device.
The app is set to launch with 50 original shows on April 5. Two of the shows, Punk'd and Singled Out, happen to be revived MTV series. Chance The Rapper will host Punk'd, and from the trailer, Megan Thee Stallion will be one of the celebrities pranked. Keke Palmer and Joel Kim Booster will host Singled Out and link singles to a "pool of diverse singles through social media."
There's quite a few celebrities who will have their own "bite-sized" shows, including Jennifer Lopez who is hosting a charity-esque series, Chrissy Teigen who is doing her own take on "Judge Judy," and Idris Elba whose show was probably pitched as, "A hot man in hot cars."
Quibi will also run, what they call, "movies in chapters." These are scripted stories told in 7 to 10 minute episodes. Again, some big Hollywood names come up. Liam Hemsworth is acting in an action-thriller where his terminally-ill character agrees to play a deadly game in order to provide for his pregnant wife. Sophie Turner will star in a show about the survivors of a plane crash finding their way out of the wilderness they landed in.
This isn't all: Quibi plans to release a total of 175 original shows in its first year, so expect to see way more content rolled out in the upcoming months. The Quibi app can be pre-ordered now for $5 with ads and $8 without ads. The service is also offering a free 90-day trial, which you can get by signing up for service through the Quibi website before April 6.
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