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10 shows to look out for as Quibi nears launch

The upcoming streaming platform Quibi has announced a list of exciting new projects that will be released post its launch.

The mobile-based entertainment platform is set to release “quick bites” of content – where each episode of every series will last for 10 minutes or less.

Quibi is set to launch on April 6, 2020, with a subscription-based price mode. It will bring new reality and fictional shows to your mobile phones.

Following is a list of everything that has been announced so far:

Chrissy’s Court:

With her mother as the bailiff, Chrissy Teigen is all set to bring this Judge Judy styled reality show to life. Teigen will be seen taking legally binding decisions on real-life small cases.

Thanks a Million:

The reality charity show where the celebrities will give up to $100,000 to a person who has had an influence on their life.

So far, the show involves Jennifer Lopez, Kristen Bell and Tracy Morgan. Lopez took to Instagram to make the announcement:

Survive:

Sophie Turner plays Jane alongside Straight Outta Compton star Corey Hawkins in this web series. The episodes revolve around them trying to figure out how to survive a plane crash that has left them to live in the mountains.

Catch the teaser of the series below:

Cup of Joe:

Turner will also be a part of Cup of Joe alongside her singer-husband Joe Jonas.

The couple will go around to create an eight-part travel web series where they go about the destinations of the Happiness Begins tour with local guides.

Untitled Trevor Noah series:

The web series (although currently untitled) will follow the host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, around the world capturing his regular interactions with the public and his comedy.

Most Dangerous Game:

The Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz starrer revolves around a man who is terminally ill and needs money to care for himself and his pregnant wife.

And for this very reason, he decided to play a “game” where he gets paid in millions for every hour he survives. Catch the gripping teaser here:

Killing Zac Efron:

As the name suggests, the host of this adventure series will be the High School Musical star Zac Efron.

It’s claimed that he will head “deep into the jungles of a remote island to carve his own name in expedition history”.

Biggest Little Cook Off:

Hosted by Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg, the comedic competiton series revolves around “bites” quite literally i.e. the contestants will be judged on best single bite food they create.

Punk’D and Singled Out:

MTV’s hit reality shows are making a comeback!

While Chance The Rapper is all set to host Ashton Kutcher’s well-known show Punk’D, Keke Palmer and comedian Joel Kim Booster will host the reboot of Singled Out.

Both Palmer and Booster are set to bring love to all singles regardless of their genders and sexual preferences.

Slugfest:

The executive producers of Slugfest boasts an important title – the Russo Brothers (who are beyond famous for the directorial work – Avengers: Endgame).

The docuseries will focus on the rise, fall and competition between DC and Marvel Comics.

BONUS:

While the above shows sound really exciting, we couldn’t help but also bring attention to these two giant series that will also feature on Quibi:

  • Elba Vs. Block: The actor (who recently rapped and DJ’d at Coachella) Idris Elba is set to bring an eight-part web series to compete with professional rally driver Ken Block in car challenges. After his appearance in Hobbs & Shaw, this is definitely going to be one that fans wait out for.
  • Pillow Talk with Demi Lovato: The 10-episode series will showcase the singer engaging in “unfiltered conversations” with her experts and celebrity friends as she talks about everything from social media and sex to activism and wellness.

While this lineup seems to boast major celebrities, known news agencies like TMZ, ESPN and BBC News will also have their signature projects as part of the platform.

Watch this space to know more!


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