Remember Quibi, short-lived media firm and purveyor of weird exhibits like Murder House Flip and a horror anthology that includes a golden arm? It’s solely been a little over a week because the mobile-first, shortform streamer introduced it was shuttering, however already the primary of its unreleased exhibits has found a new dwelling: Lil Yachty’s dramedy, Public Figures, is headed to HBO Max. It appears items of Quibi may stay on — whether or not you watched it or not.
Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s efforts to promote Quibi outright to huge corporations like Apple and WarnerMedia was one of many first indications that issues have been about to go bottoms up on the younger firm. The makes an attempt that adopted to unload Quibi’s unreleased content material all however confirmed the streamer’s destiny.
It’s unknown whether or not different Quibi exhibits — launched or unreleased — can even stay once more on new platforms, however there’s already been some confirmations of exhibits that received’t search new properties, like The Nod. The future stays unsure, however Public Figures’ transfer to HBO Max does a minimum of show that a few of Katzenberg and Whitman’s makes an attempt to promote Quibi’s content material weren’t in useless.
Lil Yachty’s collection (which he’ll additionally govt produce and star in) is concentrated on aspiring influencers dwelling in New York, a tiny bit ironic given Quibi’s failure to compete with the already in style shortform content material produced by influencers on TikTok, YouTube and Instagram.
Disclosure: Vox Media, The Verge’s mum or dad firm, had a cope with Quibi to provide a show, and there have been early talks about a Verge show as nicely.