Quibi has been raked over the coals for being a failure upon launch. That is mostly conjecture, as the unique streaming service continues to forge ahead with interesting and unique new series. Today, it was announce that the 'bite-sized' entertainment destination is teaming with Blumhouse's Telelvision division to develop a murder mystery called Nine Bodies in a Mexican Morgue.
Prolific U.K. writer Anthony Horowitz will pen this scripted series for Blumhouse Television and Quibi, bringing a thrilling mystery to audiences served in ten minute chunks. Quibi and Blumhouse released a joint press release for the show, stating this.
"Today Quibi announced Nine Bodies in a Mexican Morgue (working title),' a new scripted series produced by Blumhouse Television. Anthony Horowitz (Midsomer Murders, }Foyle's War}), the best-selling author of the Alex Rider teen spy series and well-known writer for British film and television, serves as series Creator/Showrunner and Executive Producer."
When a small plane crashes into the Mexican jungle, nine complete strangers find themselves lost and alone in 500 square miles of rainforest. One by one, they're targeted and they know that the murderer has to be among them. But who is it? And why do they have to die?
Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold and Marci Wiseman will executive produce from Blumhouse Television. Nine Bodies in a Mexican Morgue is the third series produced by Blumhouse Television for Quibi. The independent TV studio is in development on drama series Wolves and Villagers and will premiere alternative series Ten Weeks later this year.
Horowitz is repped by United Agents and Nelson Davis. Quibi is now available. Enjoy 14 days free. Sign up at Quibi.com for this offer. Free trial not available in Quebec.
Blumhouse Television has earned critical acclaim and numerous honors for its dark, edgy fare including Emmy® awards for its productions of HBO's The Normal Heart and The Jinx, as well as the prestigious Peabody award for The Jinx and the documentary How to Dance in Ohio. Blumhouse Television launched as an independent studio in 2017 with funding from ITV.
Projects since the studio launch include Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominated HBO limited series Sharp Objects; Golden Globe®, Critics Choice® and Writers Guild® award nominated Showtime limited series The Loudest Voice; upcoming Showtime limited series The Good Lord Bird starring and executive produced by Ethan Hawke and based on the award-winning novel by James McBride; and an eight-film anthology for Amazon Prime premiering 2020. The studio produced The Purge on USA Network from writer/director/producer James DeMonaco and based on the popular film franchise; the holiday themed anthology event series Into the Dark for Hulu; and anthology series Sacred Lies created by Emmy® nominee Raelle Tucker.
Blumhouse continues its true crime docuseries tradition with No One Saw a Thing on Sundance Channel, upcoming A Wilderness of Error for FX from Marc Smerling and with Errol Morris, and projects in development at Netflix, Oxygen, and Epix. The studio continues to develop award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary films including A Secret Love produced with Ryan Murphy for Netflix; Pray Away an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival; and Pharma Bro an official selection of this year's Hot Docs Festival about "the most hated man in America", Martin Shkreli. Past documentary films include Writers Guild Award® winner Bathtubs Over Broadway and winner of the 2018 Sundance Audience Award This is Home. Ten Wee Blumhouse Television is the latest venture from Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse Productions, which is widely-recognized for its pioneering model of producing high-quality micro-budget films including The Purge, Get Out, BlacKkKlansman and The Invisible Man.
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