On the new platform Quibi there will also be “movies”, or the miniseries that make up a narrative complete and autoconclusiva: being episodes in a very short (about Quibi each episode lasts about ten minutes), the overall duration is similar to that of a normal feature film.
Well, When the Streetlights Go On it will be one of these “movies”. The screenplay, by Chris Hutton and Eddie O’keefe, it was included in the “Black List” of Hollywood, that is, the list of the best scripts not yet produced. Someone has already mentioned Stranger Things in reference to this miniseries, and indeed, even here there is a group of young boys struggling with a mystery in a suburban community: the difference is that they are teenagers about 15 years, we find ourselves in 1995, and the mystery has nothing of the supernatural. It is in fact to the murder of their classmate, and the tones are definitely more serious compared to the show of Netflix.
It is interesting to the setting of the Nineties, which so far has not had a great success in the popular imagination (at least, not as much as the Eighty). You can see the trailer below.
When the murder of a beautiful girl shakes a suburban community, the sister of the victim and his high school classmates must struggle to find a sense of normality, while they face the process of their formation in the middle of the investigation.
The direction of When the Streetlights Go On it is curated by Rebecca Thomas, who had directed the controversial episode The Lost Sister in the second season of Stranger Things. It is also known for the movies Electrick Children and the series Limetown. In the future, is set to direct a live-action de The little mermaid produced by Working Title (not the version Disney, for instance).
In the cast are Ben Ahlers, Cameron Bancroft, Victoria Bidewell, Lydia Campbell, Vera Frederickson, Chosen Jacobs, Ivy Matheson, Amanda McEwan, Lindsay Navarro, Eliza Norbury, Emma Oliver, Queen Latifah, Sam Strike, Sophie Thatcher and Jack Alcott.
Quibi (a contraction of “Quick Bites”) is a new platform for content mobile short-lived, founded in 2018 by Jeffrey Katzenberg. To work on various projects for this service we are the prestigious manufacturers such as Guillermo del Toro, Sam Raimi, Catherine Hardwicke, Steven Spielberg, Paul Feig, Anna Kendrick, Laurence Fishburne and Don Cheadle.
The launch of Quibi it is expected for the April 6,.