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Bizarre Streaming Service Quibi Already Has a Better Lineup Than Apple TV+

Apple had its most vital occasion of the 12 months earlier this week and judging by its lackluster presentation for Apple TV+ one might be forgiven for pondering that it isn’t placing an excessive amount of significance in its fledgling streaming service. In the meantime, the mysterious millennial-focused streaming startup Quibi has a forthcoming present that, at the very least on paper, places Apple’s total lineup to disgrace.

Quibi is an experiment aiming to focus on the social media-addled brains of a youthful era with “bite-size” video content material that fluctuate in size relying on the challenge. If not for its deep pockets and govt management from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, it’d be straightforward to dismiss as a dumb concept in an overcrowded market. However it’s signing up top-notch expertise like Guillermo del Toro and testing concepts like working a Steven Speilberg present which you can solely watch at evening. That’s all advantageous and good however Quibi just lately introduced a actuality present that firmly falls inside the mainstream in the easiest way attainable.

As Curbed identified on Thursday, Quibi will quickly launch Homicide Home Flip, a actuality TV present that marries the dual phenomenons of home flipping and true crime. Whereas most of the contributors on home flipping exhibits give a robust vibe that they’d be able to homicide, the present will deal with outdated crimes. Sure, it’s about renovating homes the place murders passed off. Deadline lined the preliminary deal between Quibi and the producers in August, and supplied a quick description of the premise:

Homicide Home Flip is described as an unconventional home-renovation present that takes on the nation’s most notorious houses — those identified for the mysterious murders and unimaginable intrigue dedicated inside their partitions. Owners flip to the colourful solid of forensic specialists, non secular healers and high-end renovation consultants to uncover the true crimes, stunning secrets and techniques and scandalous historical past of their houses. Then, cleaning renovations take away the stains of the previous and take these houses from morbid to marvelous.

As a result of publicists solely ship Gizmodo bullshit we don’t need, we didn’t obtain the press launch for the present and don’t have rather more information however Curbed stories that it’ll debut in April 2020. We’ve reached out to Quibi for affirmation of the premiere date and its web site lists the identical month for the complete streaming service’s debut.

Personally, I’m solely mildly into true crime and I’m not into house renovation exhibits in any respect. However hundreds of thousands of persons are into each and this present sounds nice to me. I’m genuinely in awe of how completely conceived the premise is and if it was formulated by an algorithm, Netflix ought to be apprehensive in regards to the devs working below the hood at Quibi.

As for what else Quibi has coming sooner or later, it has vaguely mentioned a slate of packages with names like Sam Raimi and The Rock hooked up. It additionally introduced at the moment that it’s trying to maintain its viewers knowledgeable in regards to the world by means of a partnership with the BBC. However don’t sweat that stuff, the information exhibits will solely be 5 minutes lengthy as a result of we millennials can’t concentrate.

That will not sound like quite a bit to whet your urge for food however I’m having bother getting excited a couple of single present that Apple has introduced so far and relatively, Quibi is doing nice. It’s additionally anticipated to price 5 bucks a month, the identical value as Apple TV+.

Did I point out the present that’s about flipping homicide homes? Yeah, sounds dope. Extra. Homicide. In. Actuality. TV. Please.

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