Spielberg's After Dark

Spielberg's After Dark is an upcoming American horror series written and created by Steven Spielberg. The series was set to premiere on the short-form mobile video platform Quibi and would have been only available to watch after sunset.[1][2][3] The series will premiere on The Roku Channel following Quibi's shutdown.[4]

Spielberg's After Dark
GenreHorror
Created bySteven Spielberg
Written bySteven Spielberg
Original languageEnglish
Production
Running time7–10 minutes
Production companyAmblin Television
Release
Original networkThe Roku Channel

ProductionEdit

On June 9, 2019, Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg announced in a press conference at the Banff World Media Festival that Steven Spielberg was writing a horror series for Katzenberg's then-upcoming service. Spielberg requested that the program only be available to watch after sunset.[1][2] This will be Spielberg's first writing project since A.I. Artificial Intelligence in 2001.[5]

ReleaseEdit

In October 2020, it was announced that Quibi was shutting down on December 1, 2020, leaving the fate of the series in question.[6][7]

On January 8, 2021, it was announced that the series will premiere on The Roku Channel.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Schneider, Michael (June 10, 2019). "Steven Spielberg Writing Horror Series for Quibi That You Can Only Watch at Night". Variety. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Ross, Charley (June 12, 2019). "Steven Spielberg is writing a horror series that you can only watch at night". The Independent. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  3. ^ Alexander, Julia (June 10, 2019). "Steven Spielberg is writing a horror series you'll only be able to stream when it's dark". The Verge. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Spangler, Todd (January 8, 2021). "Roku Acquires Global Rights to 75-Plus Quibi Shows, Will Stream Them for Free". Variety. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
  5. ^ "Steven Spielberg is writing a horror series that you can only watch at night". The Independent. 2019-06-12. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  6. ^ Mullin, Benjamin; Flint, Joe; Farrell, Maureen (October 21, 2020). "Quibi Is Shutting Down as Problems Mount". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  7. ^ Alexander, Julia (2020-10-22). "Quibi will shut down 'on or around' December 1st". The Verge. Retrieved 2020-10-24.

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