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Steven Spielberg is writing a ‘super scary’ horror series you can only stream after midnight

It’s okay, I didn’t need to sleep anyway.

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The increased popularity of made-for-streaming media has brought with it some incredible innovations to how we consume content – the choose-your-own-adventure style storytelling of Netflix’s Bandersnatch immediately comes to mind.

While we’ve all grown used to the wait for when our favorite series drops, I don’t know if we’ve ever had one that we could only watch after a certain time.

Enter Steven Spielberg (you might’ve heard of him), who is currently working on a series for Quibi (which you probably haven’t heard of) which users will only be able to stream after midnight.

Multiple episodes have already been written, with more on the way

According to Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, Spielberg has already written “five or six episodes” of a ten-to-twelve part series, which will be aptly titled Spielberg’s After Dark. 

“Steven Spielberg came in, and said, ‘I have a super scary story I want to do,'” Katzenberg said. “He’s writing it himself. He hasn’t (written anything in a while) so getting him to write something is fantastic.”

How exactly will Quibi pull off such an ambitious concept, you ask? Two words: DOOMSDAY DEVICE.

The service will feature a countdown clock that will track both sunset and sunrise in the user’s respective timezone. When the sun rises, the episode will disappear from the Quibi app until the following night.

Short for Quick Bits, Quibi plans to keep most of its episodes (or “Chapters” as it calls them) between seven to ten minutes, making them perfect for on-the-go streaming. There’s no word yet on how closely Spielberg’s episodes will conform to this, because hey, Stevey Spiels does whatever he wants.

Set to launch on April 6, 2020, Quibi has already locked down the likes of Guillermo del Toro, Steven Soderbergh, and Sam Raimi for a number of projects. Could a challenger to Netflix be on the horizon?

What do you think? Interested in Quibi or at least what Spielberg can create on the platform? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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