Quibi certainly has several mega projects lined up ahead and it has added yet another to the list, especially because of the massive names involved. A show called 50 States of Fright has been booked and will be produced by Sam Raimi.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan, Travis Fimmel (Vikings) and Christina Ricci will topline episodes of the show, which will tell scary stories based on urban legends and folktales from across the United States and explore the horrors that lurk just beneath the surface of the country.
"The driving force for us as a studio is to foster the careers of emerging talent by marrying them with proven innovators,” said Gunpowder & Sky CEO Van Toffler. “With 50 States of Fright we sought out a diverse group of breakthrough performers and fearless horror visionaries and partnered them with Sam Raimi to oversee the creative process. This winning formula ensures we’ll get a shitload of scares."
The anthology is one of more than 40 scripted and unscripted series in the works at Quibi, a mobile-only platform that will launch in the spring and offer its shows in short, eight- to 10-minute "chapters." It will cost $5 a month with ads and $8 per month without.