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Snapchat Founder Series Not Moving Forward at Quibi (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety



Quibi will not be transferring forward with a deliberate collection dramatizing the rise of Snapchat and its founder, Evan Spiegel, Selection has realized completely.

The challenge was introduced on the SXSW movie pageant final yr by Quibi founder and board chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg. It was to be primarily based on the function script “Frat Boy Genius” by Elissa Karasik, which was featured on the 2018 Black Checklist.

“We wish to inform a narrative that’s as compelling and fascinating about Snapchat and Evan as ‘The Social Community’ was for Fb,” Katzenberg stated on the time.

The information comes only one week after the launch of the mobile-only streaming app, which goals to premium quick kind content material to subscribers in short chapters, or “fast bites.” Quibi CEO Meg Whitman stated earlier on Monday that the app had been downloaded 1.7 million instances since launch. The service launched with a 90-day free trial.

Quibi’s launch lineup of 50 exhibits included “Decide Judy”-style present “Chrissy’s Court docket” starring Chrissy Teigen; drama “Survive” starring Sophie Turner and Corey Hawkins; thriller “Most Harmful Recreation” starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz; a reboot of “Punk’d” hosted by Probability the Rapper; and money-giveaway actuality present “Thanks a Million” from Jennifer Lopez.

New exhibits and chapters rolled out this week included: Antoine Fuqua’s “#FreeRayshawn” starring Laurence Fishburne and Stephan James; “50 States of Fright” from Sam Raimi starring Rachel Brosnahan and Travis Fimmel; “The Stranger” from Veena Sud; and comedy “Agua Donkeys” from Humorous or Die. New unscripted collection embody: “Elba vs. Block” starring Idris Elba and stunt driver Ken Block; “Combat Like a Lady” starring the WWE Superstars; and “Let’s Roll” with Tony Greenhand.

(Pictured: Evan Spiegel)

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