Lil Yachty’s Quibi present has discovered a life raft in HBO Max
Keep in mind Quibi, short-lived media firm and purveyor of weird exhibits like Homicide Home Flip and a horror anthology that includes a golden arm? It’s solely been slightly over every week because the mobile-first, shortform streamer introduced it was shuttering, however already the primary of its unreleased exhibits has discovered a brand new house: Lil Yachty’s dramedy, Public Figures, is headed to HBO Max. It appears items of Quibi may stay on — whether or not you watched it or not.
Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s efforts to promote Quibi outright to large corporations like Apple and WarnerMedia was one of many first indications that issues have been about to go bottoms up on the younger firm. The makes an attempt that adopted to unload Quibi’s unreleased content material all however confirmed the streamer’s destiny.
It’s unknown whether or not different Quibi exhibits — launched or unreleased — may even stay once more on new platforms, however there’s already been some confirmations of exhibits that received’t search new houses, like The Nod. The long run stays unsure, however Public Figures’ transfer to HBO Max does at the very least present that a few of Katzenberg and Whitman’s makes an attempt to promote Quibi’s content material weren’t in useless.
Lil Yachty’s sequence (which he’ll additionally government produce and star in) is concentrated on aspiring influencers dwelling in New York, a tiny bit ironic given Quibi’s failure to compete with the already common shortform content material produced by influencers on TikTok, YouTube and Instagram.
Disclosure: Vox Media, GadgetClock’s dad or mum firm, had a cope with Quibi to provide a present, and there have been early talks a few Verge present as properly.
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