But the beloved director is taking a swing at the genre, with a unique twist: His show can only be watched when it's dark out. Now he is back.
Variety recently confirmed that Spielberg is writing the show for Quibi, the upcoming streaming platform with content created to be watched on smartphones. Users have from that moment until sunup to view the episode before it's gone until midnight.More news: Kawhi Leonard Is Suing Nike Over His Logo
Katzenberg said: "He's writing it himself. Getting him to write something is fantastic", Katzenberg said.
For those of you out there that don't know what Quibi is, no worries, I'll explain below. He said that his business partner Meg Whitman came up with an idea - tagged as Spielberg's After Dark presentation - to put a clock within the Quibi player to mean that viewers will only have a limited amount of time to watch the show.More news: Shikhar Dhawan doubtful for India’s next two games
So precisely how does THAT work? Thanks, big brother! Anyhow, this streaming platform came up with the idea of - wait for it - a clock. Once the sun appears at sunrise, the episodes will vanish again.
Spielberg's After Dark (sexy saxophone plays) joins a growing roster of content coming to Quibi - a mobile-exclusive streaming platform that places an emphasis on short-form content, which Katzenberg believes will be more attractive for today's younger consumers. Now let's talk Quibi itself, as promised above. Quibi - the title is short for "Quick Bites" - will feature episodes of original content with segments that run for 7 to 10 minutes each. Katzenberg says that virtually every major media conglomerate is an investor and the upcoming service has raised $1 billion thus far. Variety also reports that Quibi has several other creatives lined up to contribute content, including Steven Soderbergh (but of course), Antoine Fuqua, and Guillermo del Toro. Other names now associated with the services are Catherine Hardwick (Twilight), Anna Kendrick (everything adorable on the internet, Pitch Perfect), Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow), Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) and Antoine Fuqua (Training Day).More news: Amitabh Bachchan's Twitter hacked: Pak PM's profile picture, 'Love Pakistan' in bio