With Quibi set to launch on April 6th, the new streaming service has made some big announcements this week. We’ve got the new trailer for Sam Raimi’s 50 States of Fright, the trailer and lineup of stars for the Punk’d revival, and the announcement of Will Smith’s This Joka series.
50 States of Fright
Launching on Quibi April 13th, the first season of 50 States of Fright will explore stories based on urban legends from Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon and Washington. The series will take viewers deeper into the horrors that lurk just beneath the surface of our country.
Rachel Brosnahan, Travis Fimmel, Christina Ricci, Jacob Batalon, Ming-Na Wen, Taissa Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, John Marshall Jones, Ron Livingston, Victoria Justice, Karen Allen, Colin Ford, Alex Fitzalan, James Ransone, Emily Hampshire, Elizabeth Reaser, Rory Culkin, Warren Christie, Danay Garcia and William B. Davis star.
50 States of Fright is produced by Gunpowder & Sky and executive produced by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Army of Darkness, The Evil Dead), Debbie Liebling (PEN15, Plus One), Van Toffler, Tony DiSanto, Cody Zwieg, Barry Barclay, Tommy Coriale and Chris Mangano.
Sam Raimi also directs and co-writes with Ivan Raimi (Army of Darkness, Drag Me to Hell, Darkman).
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MTV Studios and Quibi have also released the official Punk’d trailer and revealed the full lineup of unsuspecting stars set to appear on the highly-anticipated series, hosted by Chance the Rapper. “Punk’d” will be reimagined for a new generation and available only on Quibi starting Monday, April 6.
The full roster of A-lister celebrity marks and guest host who will round out the ranks and make cameo appearances in the iconic prank series include: Lil Nas X; Adam Devine; Migos; French Montana; Scott Disick; Megan Thee Stallion; Sabrina Carpenter; Addison Rae; Ty Dolla $ign; Miles Brown; Marsai Martin; and Liza Koshy.
The MTV series that coined the cultural verb, Punk’d, started a phenomenon by going where no show had gone before. Now, Chance the Rapper, along with his signature ‘3’ baseball cap, is stepping into the director’s chair with new laughs, new hoaxes and new celebrity ‘marks’ in bite-sized episodes. This time around, no stars are safe, and the hidden cameras will be there to catch every second.
Additionally, Quibi announced that 3 bonus episodes of Punk’d will be given at launch to anyone who enters their email at Quibi.com before April 6. Punk’d is produced by STXtelevision in association with MTV Studios. Chance the Rapper and Jason Goldberg are Executive Producers.
Quibi announced the acquisition of This Joka as well. This Joka is a 16-episode stand-up comedy series hosted and executive produced by Will Smith.
In This Joka, Smith invites a diverse lineup of up-and-coming, established, and legendary comedians to explore the nature of comedy and its unique ability to bring people together.
Shot on location at Topgolf and other popular venues across Las Vegas, the series will showcase stand-up sets, as well as one-on-one conversations between Smith and the comedians, intimate interviews, and docu-style moments backstage and around the city.
“Will’s love and respect for stand-up comedy runs deep, and with this series on Quibi, we hope to discover, learn from, and uplift the next generation of diverse comedic talent,” said Terence Carter, Co-President Westbrook Studios. “The goal of ‘THIS JOKA’ isn’t just to laugh, but to find the universal human truths behind the laughter.”