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‘Riverdale’ Showrunner Sets Quibi High School Drama – Variety



Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the inventive thoughts behind Warner Bros. Tv’s a number of Archie comics-based sequence, is returning to his roots for his subsequent undertaking.

The “Riverdale” showrunner is creating a drama primarily based on his 2008 play “Good Boys and True” at Quibi, Selection has realized completely. He’ll co-write and govt produce the sequence alongside fellow “Riverdale” scribe Greg Murray.

Described as a suspenseful drama about class, sexuality and id which explores the darkish facet of privilege, “Good Boys and True” follows six individuals drawn collectively by a disturbing videotape that surfaces on the campus of the elite preparatory academy St. Joe’s Faculty for Boys within the fall of 1988.

The potential sequence is being produced by Aguirre-Sacasa’s Muckle Man Productions in affiliation with Warner Bros. Tv, the place the producer inked a considerable, multi-year general deal in 2019. Aguirre-Sacasa can also be at the moment the showrunner of Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” the fourth season of which is slated for later this yr.

Information of the sequence being within the works comes precisely every week since Quibi launched its short-form content material to the world. In line with preliminary estimates, the app was downloaded round 300,000 occasions on its first day of launch which, for comparability, represents roughly 7.5% of Disney Plus’ day 1 obtain rely for a similar territories.

Simply this morning, it was reported that Quibi has surpassed 1 million complete downloads.

The platform, run by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, launched with a lineup of 50 exhibits and “chapterized” motion pictures designed for mobile-only viewing. These included “Survive” starring Sophie Turner and Corey Hawkins; “Most Harmful Recreation” starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz; “Punk’d” hosted by Likelihood the Rapper; and “Chrissy’s Courtroom” starring Chrissy Teigen.

When it comes to its growth slate, Quibi can also be eyeing up an animated comedy from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” author Steve Leff, and a thriller from “A Discovery of Witches” showrunner Kate Brooke.

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