Quibi continues its content gathering streak. The upcoming streaming service has recruited award-winning “Marriage Story” actress Laura Dern and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby for a new series titled “Just One Drink.” The series will be made up of “one-act vignettes between a bartender and the customers she serves, all of whom are in various states of emotional disrepair,” according to Deadline.
The streaming service, which launches on April 6, will rollout more than 175 new original shows and 8,500 quick bites of content, including comedies, dramas, dating shows and news in the year following its launch. “Just One Drink” joins a host of other originals, including “Killing Zac Efron,” “Fierce Queens,” “The Andy Cohen Diaries” and many more.
Quibi (short for quick bites) will focus on high-quality short form content that is designed to be watched on your smartphone. The mobile streaming service will offer two plans — $4.99 with ads and $7.99 without ads. The ad-supported product will include a pre-roll ad, as well as a one to two mid-roll ads depending on the length of the content.
During CES 2020, Quibi’s chief product officer, announced that the service will come with a new innovation they call “Turnstyle,” which allows for seamless fullscreen viewing whether the consumer is holding their phone in landscape or portrait mode.