Subject: Steven Spielberg is writing a new horror streaming series Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:43 am
Steven Spielberg is penning a horror series for Quibi that users will only be able to see when their phone knows it’s dark outside, founder Jeffrey Katzenberg said on Sunday.
Katzenberg was at the Banff World Media Festival in Canada to answer more questions about his and CEO Meg Whitman’s burgeoning short form programming incubator, and also revealed more programming plans.
“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.”
Katzenberg said Spielberg has already “written five or six episodes (which Quibi calls “chapters,” like a novel) of a 10- or 12-chapter story.” The program is being developed under the title “Spielberg’s After Dark.” (Spielberg is also developing a revival of his anthology series “Amazing Stories” for another new content programmer, Apple TV Plus.)