Yes, 'The Jaws' filmmaker has decided to dabble in the horror genre once again and the new series will be available on Quibi, an upcoming mobile-focused streaming service.
Steven Spielberg is an absolute genius and no one in their right mind would deny it. And now the master director, who has stayed away from the horror genre for many years, is now returning to enthrall fans with a new series. Yes, 'The Jaws' filmmaker has decided to dabble in the horror genre once again and we can only hope it will be as amazing as it sounds.
But wait, that's not all. He is working on a new mindblowing horror series and here's the twist: You can only watch it at night. But where is it available? Well, the series will be on Quibi, the upcoming mobile-focused streaming service being co-launched by his business partner Jeffrey Katzenberg. And interestingly, it can be only viewed when the phone knows it is dark outside, Katzenberg was quoted as saying by Variety.
Steven Spielberg lying in the mouth of ''Bruce the Shark'' during the production of Jaws in 1975. pic.twitter.com/wPKVMtfFI7— Osiris Ra Morning Star (@OMornigstar) June 1, 2019
So how does that work? Well, according to the publication, it was Spielberg's idea to make it a unique experience. He wanted the viewers to only watch his series when the sun goes down and after midnight. Katzenberg had asked his developers and engineers to ensure the phones can track the time and keep tabs on when the sun rises and sets in the area.
And he did manage to successfully ensure that with a clock which appears on the phones, ticking down until sun sets in wherever that user resides. And once the sun is completely out, the clock starts ticking again until the sun rises — and the show will disappear until the next night.
“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,” Katzenberg told Variety.
Katzenberg added that Spielberg had already “written five or six episodes of a 10- or 12-chapter story.” Although nothing has been confirmed as of now, the program is being currently developed under the title “Spielberg’s After Dark.”
The format of this new horror series will be similar to that of Netflix’s "The Haunting of Hill House" in which it will be one story divided into chapters. And we know for a fact that Spielberg has already written five or six chapters already.
Meanwhile, while talking about Quibi (short for Quick Bites), Katzenberg said, “What Quibi is doing, it’s not really short form. We’re putting those sciences together. Chapters or act breaks that are 7 to 10 minutes long. They are specifically shot to be watched on the go. If you’re 25-35 years old, you get up and you’re on [a smartphone] for over five hours.”
Although not much has been revealed about the series, or when it will be released but one thing is certain -- with Steven Spielberg helming the project, it is going to one exciting show to look forward.
Here's another good news for Spielberg fans. He is working on another project -- reviving his anthology series “Amazing Stories” for Apple TV Plus and we can't wait for it. We truly are in for a treat, aren't we?