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Quibi Renews ‘Most Dangerous Game,’ Creator Looking to Package Series as Feature Film

Torrey Hart

Short-form streamer Quibi has renewed series “Most Dangerous Game,” an action thriller starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz, for a second season, Deadline reported Wednesday.

Creator Nick Santora is also looking to turn the series into a feature film, citing Quibi’s policy of returning rights to creators after a period of time.

Season one centered on Dodge (Hemsworth), who is desperate to take care of his pregnant wife before a terminal illness can take his life. He accepts an offer to participate in a deadly game in which he is not the hunter but the prey.

Santora, who executive produces alongside Mad Men’s Phil Abraham, told Deadline that he has already written season two and that Waltz will return.

“We’re prepping it now with the hopes of being able to film it when there’s a handle on filming safely in the time of COVID,” Santora told Deadline. “Season two is going to take place in my hometown of New York, and we’re going to be chasing that poor son of a bitch all over New York, Long Island. He’s going to get f—-ed with.”

Beyond the plans for season two, Santora said he’s looking into essentially sewing the 10-minute clips of the show back together and selling it as a movie.

“I’m in the process of dealing with that right now,” he told Deadline. “We have a potential buyer very interested in doing ‘Most Dangerous Game’ as a feature film, and [the rights position] was a big selling point to me because I just intuitively thought I could take those ten minute segments, work with the composer to smooth out some of the musical cues, and get the establishing shots that we would need to act as bridges and in just a matter of weeks with some minimal effort, turn it into a nice hour and fifty minute movie that would play really well.”

Last month, Quibi also booked second seasons of courtroom comedy reality series “Chrissy’s Court,” Tituss Burgess-hosted cooking-competition show “Dishmantled,” MTV franchises “Punk’d” and “Singled Out,” as well as true crime home makeover show “Murder House Flip.”

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