Of all the upcoming streaming services, the one which I’m the most curious about is Quibi, the short-form streaming service founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg which will deliver premium content in “quick bites” for viewing on the go. Each Quibi series will be around two to four hours in length, but will be divided into segments no longer than 10 minutes each. Quibi has dropped a new trailer for The Stranger, a psychological thriller series which stars Dane DeHaan (VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS) and Maika Monroe (IT FOLLOWS). The series follows a ride-share driver (Monroe) as she lives out her worst nightmare when she picks up a mysterious passenger (DeHaan) from a mansion. The passenger soon reveals that he has actually murdered the occupant of the mansion and threatens to kill her as well, unless she can tell him a “really good story.” The series has been written, directed, and executive produced by Veena Sud, best known for AMC’s The Killing.
Some of the other shows developed for Quibi include The Fugitive starring Kiefer Sutherland and Boyd Holbrook, a revival of Reno 911, Most Dangerous Game starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz, as well as Spielberg’s After Dark, a horror series written and created by Steven Spielberg which, through the miracle of technology, you’ll only be able to watch after sunset. Although I need another streaming service like I need a hole in the head, I am somewhat curious to see how Quibi fares.
The Stranger will hit Quibi in April 2020.