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Quibi has released its full slate of 50+ shows that will be available when the new streaming service launches in April. Quibi also says it will “release 175 original shows and 8,500 quick bites of content in the first year alone,” so there’s a lot more to follow after the first 50 shows. The service’s monthly cost will be $4.99 with ads and $7.99 without ads. Anyone who signs up at Quibi.com before that date is eligible for a limited-time, 90 day free trial.

Here’s the full slate of announced shows, which involves a few scripted series, lots of unscripted shows, and even more daily news and entertainment options:

MOVIES IN CHAPTERS

Most Dangerous Game: “Desperate to take care of his pregnant wife before a terminal illness can take his life, Dodge Maynard (Liam Hemsworth) accepts an offer to participate in a deadly game where he soon discovers that he’s not the hunter… but 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. Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Christoph Waltz.”

When the Streetlights Go On: After the murder of a beautiful young girl rocks a suburban community, the victim’s sister and her high school peers must struggle to find a sense of normalcy while coming of age in the midst of the murder investigation. Starring: Chosen Jacobs, Sophie Thatcher, Sam Strike, David Lewis, Mark Duplass, Cameron Bancroft, Tony Hale, Beh Ahlers, Kristine Froseth, Queen Latifah.”

Survive: “Jane (Sophie 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 (Corey 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.”

Flipped: “Jann and Cricket think they have what it takes to become TV’s newest house-flipping couple. Unfortunately, a Mexican drug cartel thinks so too. Now the delusional duo has to survive their newest project—renovating the cartel’s mansions. Starring: Will Forte, Kaitlin Olson, Arturo Castro, Eva Longoria, Andy Garcia.”

UNSCRIPTED & DOCS

I Promise: Executive produced by Lebron James, I Promise is an original documentary series featuring an in-depth look at the first academic year inside the groundbreaking I Promise School that opened its doors in 2018. I Promise tells the story of LeBron James’ efforts to close the achievement gap in his hometown of Akron, Ohio through the eyes of the inspiring students who are resetting expectations of their futures. The series will explore the day-to-day trials, triumphs, and life-changing impact of the school staff, students and families working together in a unique, family-first educational environment that embraces the trauma and challenges many face in Akron.

Memory Hole: Memory Hole is a smart, biting, and hilarious ride exploring the archives of the most cringe-worthy events in pop culture. The first season aims its laser-focused comedy on Canada. Hosted by one of Canada’s esteemed exports, Will Arnett takes viewers on a comedic journey skewering a myriad of topics most of us forgot or never even knew existed. Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Memory Hole is here to help. Guest stars include: Jason Bateman, Patton Oswald and John Bradley

Thanks A Million: “Executive Produced by Jennifer Lopez, this emotional and inspiring series features grateful public figures who kickstart a chain of kindness by gifting $100,000 to an unsuspecting individual who must pay it forward. Across ten episodes, $1,000,000 will be put in the hands of everyday people. Jennifer Lopez, Kristen Bell, Nick Jonas, Tracy Morgan, Aaron Rodgers, Yara Shahidi, Gabriel Iglesias, Anthony Davis, Kevin Hart and Karlie Kloss will each lead individual episodes of Thanks a Million.”

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Chrissy’s Court: “Real people. Real cases. And real, legally binding decisions. If you thought Chrissy 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.”

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Punk’d: “Hosted and Executive Produced by Chance the Rapper, Punk’d dares to go where no show has gone before. Now that technology can really augment reality, we’re back to pull the boldest pranks on the biggest stars in Hollywood. No one is safe.”

Murder House Flip: From the Executive Producer of CSI, Murder House Flip is an unconventional new home renovation show that takes on the country’s most infamous homes: the ones known for mysterious murders committed behind their walls. Homeowners turn to high-end renovation experts, Mikel Welch and Joelle Uzyel, to remove the stains of the past and take these homes from morbid to marvelous.”

Elba v Block: One of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Idris Elba, and one of the planet’s hottest drivers, Ken Block, are going head to head in a hilarious, action packed rivalry as they pit cars against each other through increasingly outrageous stunts to prove whose car, and which driver, is the best.”

Skrrt with Offset: “Offset is a big fan of cars. His garage has over 30 sports and luxury cars. This series follows him as he joins his celebrity and rapper friends—like Quavo, Lil Yachty and T-Pain—exploring all things cars. Guests on ‘Skrrt with Offset’ will include: Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, Dapper Dan, Jay Leno, Quavo and Takeoff from Migos, Lil Yachty, T-Pain and more.”

Nikki Fre$h: “Starring and executive produced by Nicole Richie, Nikki Fre$h unites her passions for Mother Earth and hip hop into her eponymous alter ego, Nikki Fre$h. She brings a new voice to wellness with a totally fresh style of music – dropping socially conscious and educational rhymes on the world. Nikki Fre$h will interact with real life seekers and consciousness experts to learn ways to better serve our bodies and our planet —while comedically exaggerating those solutions to the edge of sanity.”

&MUSIC: “&MUSIC shines the spotlight on the unsung artists and surprising elements behind the world’s biggest music stars. Each episode will reveal an unprecedented look at a vital behind-the-scenes collaborator that transforms the performance of an iconic musical artist into a cultural phenomenon.”

The documentary series will feature the following artists on camera:
—Dance & Music: Scott and Brian Nicholson & Ariana Grande
—Light & Music: Gabe Fraboni & Martin Garrix
—Mind & Music: Ramiro Agudelo & J Balvin
—Audio & Music: Derek Ali aka MixedByAli & YG
—Style & Music: Jasmine Benjamin & Anderson .Paak
—Writing & Music: Andrew Watt & Ozzy Osbourne

Gone Mental with Lior: Lior Suchard is the world’s best mentalist—he literally can read your mind. He teams with a featured celebrity and runs him or her through a string of mindblowing mental stunts. Featuring Kate Hudson, Ben Stiller, Zooey Deschanel, The Miz (Mike Mizanin), Big E (Ettore Ewen), Sasha Banks, Bayley, Rob Gronkowski, James Corden, and David Dobrik.”

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Singled Out: “Hosted by Keke Palmer and Joel Kim Booster, Singled Out will hook up a new generation of singles, of all genders and sexual preferences, seeking love in 20 bite-sized episodes. Reflective of today’s dating landscape, where everyone is connected, the series will bring online dating to life with a twist — the main dater is linked to the pool of diverse singles through social media.”

Gayme Show!: “Hosted by comedians Matt Rogers and Dave Mizzoni, Gayme Show! is a comedic competition show that uplifts and celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. In each episode, two straight contestants are paired with a celebrity ‘life partner’ as they battle head to head in physical, mental and even emotional challenges for the title of ‘Queen of the Straights.’ Some of the celebrity ‘life partners’ include: Ilana Glazer, D’Arcy Carden, Trixie Mattel, Jon Lovett, Nicole Byer, Rachel Bloom, Guy Branum and more.”

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Dishmantled: “From the Creator and Executive Producer of Chopped comes Dishmantled, a high-octane cooking competition that will literally blow your socks off. Hosted by Tituss Burgess, each episode starts with the cannon-blasting of a mystery food dish into the faces of two blindfolded chefs. They’ll use their culinary prowess to identify the exploded dish and then race against the clock to recreate it. Whichever chef comes closest to the original dish wins a cash prize. Guest judges include: Dan Levy, Wolfgang Puck, Jane Krakowski, Antoni Porowski, Rachel Dratch, Roy Choi and more.”

The Sauce: “Executive Produced and judged by Usher, The Sauce follows dance sensations and hosts Ayo & Teo as they explore the unique dance cultures in cities across the U.S., finding the freshest online talent to compete head-to-head for a cash prize.. Usher will serve as judge for this fresh dance competition series.”

You Ain’t Got These: “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.”

Fierce Queens: “Presented by Reese Witherspoon, this nature series explores the fabulous females of the animal kingdom. From ant queens to speedy cheetahs, they call the shots in their world and sit at the top of the social hierarchy earning them the title ‘fierce queens.’ From the multi-award-winning BBC Studios Natural History Unit, this documentary series will bring you the most dramatic natural history stories from a fresh female perspective.”

Prodigy: “Hosted by Megan Rapinoe, each episode highlights one Prodigy’s unprecedented athletic accomplishments, while also diving deep into their origin stories to introduce the Prodigies to the world in a powerful, unique way. Each episode will inspire not only sports fans, but fans of the human experience, all while honoring the villages that helped them earn the numerous National, World and Olympic Championships they have obtained early in their young careers.”

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Run This City: “Run This City is a series that follows Jasiel Correia II as he navigates his role as the youngest mayor of Fall River, MA ever elected to office. When the FBI indicts him for his former company, Correia vows to fight the charges and be vindicated.

Shape of Pasta: “Chef Evan Funke. Italy. And the pursuit of pasta perfection. He’s uncovering the craft and culture behind some rare and forgotten pasta shapes. We dare you not to drool. Follow Chef Evan Funke’s passion-filled quest to find the last remaining masters of the world’s most beloved food… pasta. Join his whirlwind tour of Italy to keep these traditions alive.”

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NightGowns: “Full of heart, humor, and a hell of a lot of glitter, NightGowns follows Sasha over the course of eight episodes as she adapts her critically-acclaimed Brooklyn drag revue into a full-on stage production—and the biggest drag showcase of her life. Part performance documentary, part portrait of the artist, we’ll watch Velour work with each member of her uniquely inclusive ensemble to craft the lip-sync performances of their wildest dreams. Each installment draws us to one performer in particular and pulls back the curtain on their life out of drag, their process, and their story, culminating in a made-for-mobile visual expression of their live number, directed by legendary music video director Sophie Muller. The result will be something totally new: live drag, designed for the screen. Eight iconic, shareable, must-watch performances that redefine what drag can be.”

Let’s Roll with Tony Greenhand: As a world renowned cannabis artist, Tony Greenhand and his smokable creations have attracted an A-list clientele, propelling him as one of the most notable figures in the growing marijuana industry. In each episode, Tony connects with a different celebrity weed enthusiast to make their wildest joint dreams come true.

Fight Like a Girl: In each episode of Fight Like a Girl, Stephanie McMahon pairs a WWE Superstar with a young woman struggling with a personal issue that has been holding her back. The WWE Superstars draw from their own life experiences to help their trainees overcome obstacles and become tougher, stronger and healthier versions of their former selves inside and out.

Iron Sharpens Iron: Executive produced by Cam Newton, Iron Sharpens Iron shows fans their favorite star athletes paired up with another professional athlete from a completely different sport. For the first time ever, these athletes share the secrets of their individual training programs and take a deep dive into high-level sports science and fitness.

Dancers compete in Floored

Floored: Hosted by Liza Koshy, In each episode of Floored two teams of skilled dancers take on an insane dance floor with a life of its own. Dancers try their best to perform a pre-rehearsed routine, but can they hold it together when the floor itself actually lifts, tilts, drops, shakes and spins in time to the music? Additionally, the dancers will also be caught off-guard as perils are thrown their way when they least expect it. Who can survive the dance and who will be Floored ?

DAILY ESSENTIALS

Last Night’s Late Night: From Entertainment Weekly, Last Night’s Late Night celebrates late night television every morning with a breakdown of the smartest monologues, best interviews and must-see sketches. This daily recap series highlights the best moments from the previous evening’s shows to determine who won the night and the week! Heather Gardner will host the daily show.”

The Daily Chill: “By combining guided meditation and awe-inspiring visuals, The Daily Chill takes users on a pathway to calmness. Each episode features a new global destination and, with it, a new ASMR journey to peace.”

The Rachel Hollis Show: “NYT Best Seller Rachel Hollis helps you level up your life with a daily dose of motivation & inspiration. The show will run once daily, Monday through Friday.”

Sexology with Shan Boodram: “Created by Corin Nelson and Shan Boodram, Sexology with Shan Boodram features certified sexologist and intimacy expert Shan Boodram as she shows viewers how to navigate the realities of sex, dating and relationships in a world where the rules of love and attraction are often confusing and fluid.”

Fashion’s A Drag: “Model/actress Willam Belli joined by supermodel Denise Bidot kick back with their closest drag queen friends to break down what the hottest celebs are wearing and all that’s happening in the world of fashion.”

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60 in 6 by CBS NEWS: “The longest running and most watched news program on television creates a new edition for a new generation. A rotating cast of dedicated correspondents will tackle one story a week on topics ranging from hard news coverage to politics, lifestyle, pop culture, business, health, and science. We call it, 60 in 6. Anchors: Wesley Lowery, Laurie Segall, Enrique Acevedo.”

The Nod with Brittany & Eric: “The popular and critically-acclaimed podcast, The Nod, is now a daily show on Quibi. Five days a week, hosts Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings dig into the biggest moments and most under-explored corners of Black culture, as told by the actors, musicians, writers, thinkers, chefs, activists, artists, and everyday people who live it. The Nod tells the stories about Black life you won’t see anywhere else.”

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Around the World by BBC News: “Drawing on the BBC’s vast global network, along with its 100-year history of impartial and authentic storytelling, Around the World will ensure that Quibi’s users stay up to date with the most important and illuminating international stories.”

Morning Report by NBC NEWS: “This fast-paced show gets you up to speed with the most important headlines from around the world, and gives you the context to go deeper on the stories that matter most.”

Evening Report by NBC NEWS: “A new kind of evening broadcast built on the vast resources of NBC News, and featuring in-depth pieces and explainers to get you up to speed on what matters and why—all before cocktail hour.”

Saturday Report by NBC NEWS: “Each Saturday, NBC News takes you up close to the meet characters driving a story that shapes our world.”

Sunday Report by NBC NEWS: “The pace of news can be overwhelming—so on Sundays we slow it down: taking a detailed look at a single critical issue.”

Pulso News by Telemundo: “Pulso News is a daily newscast catering to the English speaking LatinX market, where a proudly bicultural, binational host and a series of diverse LatinX contributors will help portray the diversity of our community and bring the issues that matter to light. Anchor: Andrea Martinez.”

For the Cultura by Telemundo: “Welcome to For the Cultura, where we celebrate our Latinidad while reveling in all things pop culture. Anchor: Krystal Vega, Freddy Lomeli.”

Weather Today by The Weather Channel: “Weather Today will be a three-to-five minute show airing seven days a week that features the most important weather news stories of the day as well as a national forecast. Anchor: Jordan Steele.”

NewsDay by CTV News: “CTV News, Canada’s leading news organization, offers two new daily editions of curated news for Canadians. Delivered in a new and innovative way allowing millennials to get smart news they can trust, NewsDay by CTV News and NewsNight by CTV News covers the biggest stories of the day—from politics and business, to health and climate change.

NewsNight by CTV News: “NewsDay by CTV News and NewsNight by CTV News stream mornings and evenings on weekdays, and NewsDay by CTV News streams mornings on weekends. Produced by: Bell Media.”

TSN Sports Show (untitled): “TSN, Canada’s sports leader and #1 sports network, will produce a daily sports information update streaming every morning, 7 days a week. Produced by: Bell Media.”

The Replay by ESPN: “ESPN’s The Replay will feature daily episodes and breaking news covering the biggest stories in sports. Hosts: Nabil Karim, Ashley Brewer, Sebastian Salazar.”

All The Feels by the Dodo: “Most days need a moment of pure joy—a happy cry, belly laugh, and a little zen time. Everyday The Dodo curates a new animal story to deliver All the Feels to the Quibi audience.”

Close Up by E! News: Get Close Up’with Hollywood—bringing pop culture and celebrity into focus daily. Small screen, big news.”

Fresh Daily by Rotten Tomatoes: “Fresh Daily by Rotten Tomatoes helps you navigate today’s endless sea of content. A daily conversation around the latest news, reviews and recommendations from the best in television, streaming and film.”

No Filter by TMZ: AM and No Filter by TMZ: PM: “No Filter by TMZ takes you inside the newsroom for a twice-daily entertainment and pop culture show offering the latest in TMZ’s brand of edgy, exclusive content.”

Speedrun by Polygon: “Speedrun will present a caffeinated, hyperfast injection of the news that the gaming (and gaming adjacent) audience craves, with insightful cultural deep dives into the biggest trending topics including expert analysis, exclusives, recommendations, and beyond. Hosted by: Jimmy Mondal.”

Trailers by Fandango: “Get all the latest movies and tv/streaming trailers daily, powered by FANDANGO.”

Pop5: “Pop5, by Mission Control Media, is a daily, fast-paced, and colorful collage of must-know information about pop music today. It will highlight everything that is worth talking about in popular music right now, go behind the scenes with artists and dive into why you like the songs you like. Hosted by: Tim Kash.”

Hot off the Mic: “Hot off the Mic is a new daily show showcasing today’s hottest established and emerging comedians and their takes on the latest headlines. Released five days a week, the original short form series will be taped at leading comedy clubs across the country, beginning with the legendary Improv in Hollywood.”

Whether you like it or not, the list of streaming content services continues to grow like some kind of Gigantamaxing Pikachu. Everybody and their droid has heard about Disney+ and its flagship show, The Mandalorian, and WarnerMedia’s HBO Max service will launch with a couch-punishing 10,000 hours of TV and movies. Considering how inundated the streaming game is at this point with big players like those, it kind of makes sense that one of its newest entrants, Quibi, aims to only offer “quick bites” of entertainment.

But because we’d bet that you’ve never even heard of Quibi, we’ve put together a little guide of all the essential facts you need to know about the service at this point in time. And while it may seem like this streaming service will simply be buried underneath the myriad media offerings available from the other services, keep in mind that Hollywood and tech titans Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman are the company’s founders. And if that’s not intriguing enough to grab your attention, maybe the service’s list of bite-sized shows from major film and TV producers will be. (Check out Katzenberg and Whitman discussing the origins of the service in the video above.)

What Is Quibi?

It’s a mobile streaming service set to launch on April 6, 2020. According to The Los Angeles Times, Quibi will initially be a T-Mobile offering, giving it a pool of roughly 83.1 million possible subscribers right off the bat. Of course it’s impossible to say at this point how many of those people will actually sign up, but Quibi has already sold $100 million of commercial time to advertisers, which means at least a handful of corporations are betting on its success.

Wait just a second though: Did we say “commercials”?! Yes, we did, because there will be two tiers to Quibi, one that contains commercials and one that doesn’t. The tier that will include ads is priced at $4.99/month; the one without, at $7.99/month. Although, as the Times notes, it’s unclear at this point if anybody in particular, like early adopting T-mobile customers, will receive some kind of discount. If the discounts end up being anything like what’s being offered by HBO Max, however, a whole lot of sleuthing is going to be required to figure out who has access to them and who doesn’t, anyway.

As far as the actual content people will be able to stream, as the service’s name—a portmanteau of “quick bites”—implies, all of the content will be short, and, hopefully, sweet. Episodes of the content available on the service will max out at 10 minutes, and, according to a statement released by Whitman (quoted by the Times), will be aimed squarely at Millennials. The range of content will be just as extensive as any other major streaming service though, with everything from dramas to comedies to talk shows to documentaries all on tap.

What Other Content Is Coming to Quibi?

Speaking of content on tap, the list of media properties set to premiere on the service, as well as producers lined up to make said media properties, is already longer than nighttime in a Game of Thrones episode. Below is a list highlighting some of the most exciting projects coming to the service later this year:

Some of the scripted content: 

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. Starring: Rachel Brosnahan, Travis Fimmel, John Marshall Jones, Ming-Na Wen, Karen Allen, James Ransone, Emily Hampshire, Asa Butterfield, Alex Fitzalan, Danay Garcia, Greyston Holt
Executive Producers: Sam Raimi, Van Toffler, Gunpowder & Sky, Tony DiSanto, and Tommy Coriale.

Action Scene – A comedy series starring Kevin Hart, who plays a fictional version of himself. When Hart’s character is passed on for a role in a big-time action flick, he finds himself making his way through various action sequences with the guidance of established Hollywood action icons.

After Dark – Not much is known about After Dark, but it’s being produced by Steven Spielberg, who came up with the idea after speaking with Katzenberg. One gimmick has already been announced though: The show will only be available at nighttime, after the sun has gone down.

Agua Donkeys – It’s always summer for the Agua Donkeys as they chase the perfect tan, the perfect vibe and the perfect mix of bromine and chlorine to service some of the “sickest” backyard pools in their
Utah hometown.

Dummy – Anna Kendrick will star in and executive produce Dummy, a buddy comedy that follows an aspiring writer and a sex doll belonging to her boyfriend.

#FREERAYSHAWN –  Tells the story of a young, black Iraq War veteran named Rayshawn who is set up by New Orleans police on a drug deal, runs for his life, and takes refuge inside his apartment building with his girlfriend and child. With New Orleans PD and the SWAT team outside ready to storm his home, a social media frenzy begins as community members and news outlets arrive at the scene. During this growing mayhem, a sympathetic cop named Steven Poincy plays the role of negotiator, and, over the course of one brutally stressful day, Steven tries to get Rayshawn to calmly surrender in order to avoid an escalation of unnecessary violence.

Last ResortLast Resort is a comedy set in a Hawaiian resort, and is being produced by Dwayne Johnson and Paul Feig. The show kicks off when the Polynesian family owning the Hawaiian resort receives an offer from a billionaire for their land.

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.

Varsity Blues – A contemporary take on the eponymous 1999 film. Like the film, the new series will star James Van Der Beek, and is being made by the original movie’s producer.

Wolves and Villagers – This psychological thriller series will feature Naomi Watts, and will be produced by Blumhouse TV. Not much has been revealed about the plot, other than it is in the same vein as Fatal Attraction.

Wireless – Tye Sheridan stars in this Steven Soderbergh-produced drama about a college student stranded in the mountains whose smartphone is his key to survival.

Some of the unscripted content: 

Beauty – This docuseries will star Tyra Banks, and will aim to redefine beauty as we know it. The show, which will also be produced by Banks, will focus in on societal standards of beauty and their origins.

Singled Out – A reboot of the MTV dating show from the early and mid-2000s.

Killing Zac Efron – The adventure series follows the actor and a guide partner as they head to “the jungles of a remote island” for 21 days with northing but basic survival gear.

Cup of Joe – An eight-part travel series starring Joe Jonas. Inspired by his Instagram account of the same name, the series follows the Jonas brother as he explores cities all over the world—which have not yet been named—through the lens of a local.

Other content highlights: 

Along with all of those shows from big-name actors, producers, directors, and writers, there will also be tons and tons of other content that has yet to be described in the same amount of detail. Cara Delevingne will have her own show based around stunts and practical jokes she and some female accomplices will pull off; Trevor Noah of The Daily Show will have his own travel show that will take him to all corners of the U.S.; Stephen Curry will have an as-yet-untitled series about a basketball team at a high school in Newark, New Jersey; and music mogul Scooter Braun will have his own music competition show where he serves as a judge.

On top of all of that, Quibi will also offer news and sports shows from the likes of NBC News, BBC News, ESPN, Telemundo, TMZ, Your Daily Horoscope, and Vox Media.

Other Details You May Want to Know

If all of that content sounds appealing to you, then you may be looking at dropping another $5 or $8 on another streaming service every month. But the content isn’t supposed to be the only draw to the service. There will also be some gimmicks to help differentiate the content from everything else that’s being pumped out by other streaming services. For example, some shows will allow viewers to experience different points of view in the show depending on the way their phones are held.

The service will initially offer 7,000 pieces of content in its first year. The content will be divided up into categories that include long-form narrative series; alternative content series (like documentaries and reality TV shows); and bits of daily news, dubbed Daily Essentials, targeted at millennials.

Looking forward, it’s obviously hard to say how successful something like Quibi will be, although the team behind the service certainly has its work cut out for them. Not only will Quibi face competition from all the big streaming players like Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Disney, but will also have to differentiate itself from short-form-content kings like YouTube. The platform will also have to take into account the failures of unsuccessful mobile platforms, like Verizon’s now-defunct go90 content service. However, with an already-impressive slate of programming, Quibi could manage to crack the code.

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Article updated March 27, 2020