Jeffrey Katzenberg Is Courting J.J. Abrams for Quibi: ‘He’s Leaning in and Is Intrigued’
Quibi is a week out from its launch date, April 6, which means the world can finally experience Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s long-speculated-over, mobile-only short-form streaming service.
Quibi, which has already lined up a raft of content, is an abbreviation of “quick bites,” as each episode of each series clocks in at under 10 minutes.
The streaming service has already poached plenty of top-tier talent from film and television, including Idris Elba, Chance the Rapper, Reese Witherspoon, Chrissy Teigen, Tituss Burgess, Lena Waithe, Kirby Jenner, and many more.However, Katzenberg, as revealed in a new interview with Deadline, has his eyes on another prize: J.J.
Abrams, whose last project was “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which opened theatrically in December and was recently fast-tracked to VOD amid theater shutdowns.More from IndieWireIssa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ Gets the Mobile Game TreatmentQuibi: Watch All the Trailers From the New Streaming Service“There
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