Jeffrey Katzenberg’s soon-to-launch streaming platform Quibi will go live on April 6th. And today, Katzenberg shared some killer details on the new service, mainly that Steven Spielberg’s horror series Spielberg After Dark – which utilizes special technology only allowing viewers to watch it at night – will be written 100% by the master filmmaker – and he’s halfway through!
Katzenberg tells Deadline: “He was finishing up West Side Story, but he’s actually got a bit of free time and every week, I’m prodding him to get back to writing, because he wants to write that himself, and he’s written half of it. They came up with great technology for it and he’s very excited and we’re holding that just for him, that was his idea and I can’t wait for him to get a shot at it.”
Katzenberg said last year: “Steven Spielberg came in, and said, ‘I have a super scary story I want to do.’ He’s writing it himself. He hasn’t [written anything in a while] so getting him to write something is fantastic. [He has] written five or six episodes of a ten or twelve chapter story.”
Now I don’t know about you but the idea of Spielberg writing a new horror series has got me ten-types of excited. After all, the few times the man put pen to paper be wrote classics such as Poltergeist and Close Encounters of the Third Kind … and A.I. Artificial Intelligence.
But let’s forget about that.