Film legend Steven Spielberg is gearing up for his next project, a horror series. But there’s a twist, it is meant to be watched on phones and you’ll only be able to watch it in the dark.
The series which will play out over 10 to 12 episodes and will only be available on the upcoming streaming network Quibi. The network was created by ex-Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg and former HP CEO Meg Whitman, The Verge reports. Spielberg has already written “five or six” episodes Katzenberg announced at the Banff World Media Festival.
Quibi‘s engineering team designed a new way to air the series using the internal clock of subscribers’ phones so that episodes can only be watched at night, in the dark. A clock will appear on screen with a countdown until sundown. There’s no way to cheat the clock, the series will disappear from the menu during the day.
The series is part on a new lineup that will feature eight “super premium” productions for the series’ launch. The network’s goal is to feature 125 pieces of content weekly. Quibi is set to launch on April 6, 2020, and will cost $4.99 a month with ads, and $7.99 ad-free.
Spielberg is behind so many incredible films, including Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., Jurassic Park, Ready Player One, and many more.