Quibi orders workplace comedy ‘Winos’ and NBC news shows

Short-form streamer Quibi is adding to its growing roster of originals with a workplace comedy from The Odd Couple (pictured) star Thomas Lennon and two daily news shows targeting millennials from NBC. Winos has been created by Lennon, who is also attached to write, executive produce and star in the shortform show for Jeffrey Katzenberg […]

TBI Weekly: It’s Quibi or bust for short-form (Column)

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s mobile-first service Quibi and its growing roster of A-list on and off-screen talent is shaping up to either make or break premium short-form content once and for all, writes Richard Middleton. To say it’s been a busy month for Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s soon-to-launch short-form streamer Quibi would be an understatement. Greenlights […]

Reboot round-up: Warner Bros returns to ‘Flintstones’, Quibi develops ‘Varsity Blues’, Paramount sets up ‘Sexy Beast’

The Flintstones to get Warner Bros. remake Warner Bros. has teamed up with Elizabeth Banks’ company Brownstone Productions to develop a primetime animated adult comedy series based on Hanna Barbera classic The Flintstones. The show will feature characters from the original show, which aired as an animation in the 1960s and later spawned a live-action […]

Quibi expands scripted offer with ‘Green Book’ director Peter Farrelly

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s short-form streamer Quibi has continued its scripted splurge after striking a deal for a suicide-focused drama from Green Book (pictured) director Peter Farrelly. The Now is being produced by Anonymous Content and will be written by Farrelly, The Ranch’s Steve Leff and Pete Jones. It will tell the story of […]

Quibi develops reboot of Warner Bros movie ‘The Fugitive’

Soon-to-launch short-form video platform Quibi is developing a reboot of Warner Bros’ 1993 movie The Fugitive, written by Scorpion creator Nick Santora. The show is from US trio Thunder Road Films, 3 Arts Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV, which was behind the Harrison Ford-fronted movie that won an Academy Award for Best Picture. The story […]

BBC Studios invests in Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi

BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster, has become the latest company to invest in Quibi, the forthcoming short-form service from former Dreamworks exec Jeffrey Katzenberg. Quibi, which is being designed primarily for mobile users and is headed up by CEO Meg Whitman, ordered factual series Fierce Queens (pictured) from BBCS last […]

BBC Studios snags first commission from Quibi

Short-form digital platform Quibi has ordered a blue chip factual series from the producers behind Blue Planet 2 and Dynasties that explores female species in the natural world. Fierce Queens (working title) is being produced by BBC Studio’s Natural History Unit, the famed factual division that has also been behind the Planet Earth and Frozen […]

Short-form streamer Quibi orders Liam Hemsworth thriller

Short-form streaming service Quibi has added to its fast-growing slate by ordering a thriller series starring Hunger Games‘ Liam Hemsworth. The untitled series is being produced by CBS Television Studios with US-based Silver Reel Pictures and is being written by Nick Santora (Scorpion), who will exec produce alongside director Phil Abraham and Gordon Gray. The […]

Quibi makes first UK order with Idris Elba car stunt series

Short form video platform Quibi has greenlit its first show from the UK, a car-stunt series fronted by Idris Elba and rally car driver Ken Block. In Elba vs. Block, the duo pit a variety of cars against each other through a series of stunts to prove whose car and which driver is the best. […]

Spielberg to pen horror series for Quibi

Short-form streaming service Quibi has signed up Steven Spielberg to write a horror series, according to founder and chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg. News of Spielberg’s involvement in the platform came over a weekend in which Quibi also revealed its launch details. The service will launch on April 6th in North America, ahead of a global roll […]