Bear in mind Quibi, short-lived media firm and purveyor of weird reveals like Homicide Home Flip and a horror anthology that includes a golden arm? It’s solely been somewhat over every week because the mobile-first, shortform streamer introduced it was shuttering, however already the primary of its unreleased reveals has discovered a brand new house: Lil Yachty’s dramedy, Public Figures, is headed to HBO Max. It appears items of Quibi would possibly dwell on — whether or not you watched it or not.
Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s efforts to promote Quibi outright to massive 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 dump Quibi’s unreleased content material all however confirmed the streamer’s destiny.
It’s unknown whether or not different Quibi reveals — launched or unreleased — will even dwell once more on new platforms, however there’s already been some confirmations of reveals that gained’t search new properties, like The Nod. The longer term stays unsure, however Public Figures’ transfer to HBO Max does not less than present that a few of Katzenberg and Whitman’s makes an attempt to promote Quibi’s content material weren’t in useless.
Lil Yachty’s sequence (which he’ll additionally govt produce and star in) is targeted on aspiring influencers residing in New York, a tiny bit ironic given Quibi’s failure to compete with the already widespread shortform content material produced by influencers on TikTok, YouTube and Instagram.
Disclosure: Vox Media, The Verge’s guardian firm, had a cope with Quibi to supply a present, and there have been early talks a few Verge present as effectively.