After plenty of teasers introducing its distinct short-form format, Quibi has arrived in the streaming wars to deliver snack-sized entertainment with every episode clocking in less than 10 minutes.
The streaming service features a stacked lineup of talent both in front and behind the camera, creating media that’s separated into three categories: Movies in Chapters, Unscripted and Documentary, and Daily Essentials.
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Between all three categories, Quibi will release approximately 175 series within its first year, 50 of which are available at launch. Here’s a snippet of what’s available starting today for $4.99/month with ads and $7.99/month without:
Movies in Chapters
Four feature films, spliced into seven to 10-minute episodes, will be available at launch, including the Sophie Turner-led Survive. The thriller follows a woman who must withstand icy conditions after a devastating plane crash leaves her and one other survivor on a remote island.
Meanwhile, Liam Hemsworth stars in this thriller about a terminally ill man who will do just about anything to care for his pregnant wife. That includes a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse that could mean a payday of $24.5 million—if he survives.
Flipped, which follows a picturesque couple that gets wrapped up in a Mexican drug cartel, and When the Street Lights Go On, a thriller chronicling a murder investigation of a young girl, also are available at launch.
Unscripted and Documentary Series
Chance The Rapper stars in the reboot of the classic MTV show, which sees the host pulling elaborate pranks on unsuspecting celebrities such as Megan Thee Stallion, Migos and Scott Disick.
Chrissy Teigen is also joining the ranks in her very own show, which reveals the model and TV personality resolving such petty disputes as, “Did your roommate steal your clothes and try to sell them back to you?”
Other unscripted series available at launch include You Ain’t Got These, Lena Waithe’s weekly series about sneaker culture; Dishmantled, a reality food competition that asks blindfolded chefs to recreate exploded dishes for a cash prize; and Thanks a Million, the Jennifer Lopez-produced series that shows 10 celebrities participating in a chain of kindness by gifting someone $100,000—each.
This category curates quick bites of news, entertainment and inspiration with content running six minutes or less. It will feature a string of daily news programs from BBC, NBC, The Weather Channel, ESPN, Telemundo and more.
Other “essentials” will focus on film, video games, celebrity gossip, and entertainment news from media outlets such as Rotten Tomatoes and TMZ.
Previously, Quibi offered a free 90-day trial for those who signed up prior to its launch date. However, it’s now extending its trial for anyone who signs up through the end of April.
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