Jeffrey Katzenberg Teases Steven Spielberg’s New Scary Series for Quibi

CUPERTINO, CA - MARCH 25: Filmmaker Steven Spielberg speaks during an Apple product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on March 25, 2019 in Cupertino, California. Apple announced the launch of it's new video streaming service, unveiled a premium subscription tier to its News app, and announced it would release its own credit card, called Apple Card. (Photo by Michael Short/Getty Images)

Jeffrey Katzenberg teases Steven Spielberg’s new scary series for Quibi

During an appearance at the Banff World Media Festival in Canada (via Variety),Jeffrey Katzenberg has revealed that two-time Oscar winner director Steven Spielberg is currently writing a new scary series for their upcoming streaming serving Quibi.

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“Steven Spielberg came in, and said, ‘I have a super scary story I want to do,’” Katzenberg said. “He’s writing it himself. He hasn’t [written anything in a while] so getting him to write something is fantastic.”

He added that Spielberg has already “written five or six episodes of a 10- or 12-chapter story.” which will be called Spielberg’s After Dark. Katzenberg said that the award-winning director wants the viewers to only be able to watch the horror series after midnight. He also revealed that co-founder Meg Whitman is the one came up with the idea of putting a clock within the Quibi player in order to let the viewers know that they will only have a limited amount of time to watch the show.

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Quibi, which is short for “Quick Bites” is scheduled to have its launch in April 2020 with already more than a billion dollars raised from its investors. It has a number of projects currently in development. Guillermo del Toro, Sam Raimi, Catherine Hardwick, Anna Kendrick, and Laurence Fishburne are five of the many producers and talents who are working hard on the production of the said projects.

“Those people who are the most skilled and talented in the TV industry today are going to be the ones who make Quibi a success,” he said. “If we’re right this becomes a growth for the entire industry… If we are successful, we will have brought on this third generation of film narrative.”(Photo Credit: Getty Images)