Quibi, which was forced to shut down and go dark last October has sold Quibi Holdings LLC to Roku, who will now take on Quibi’s original content. Little about the financial deal is known but sources close to Roku are reporting that Roku is gaining Quibi global rights for less than $100 million which the Wall Street Journal reported and predicted earlier. “The most creative and imaginative minds in Hollywood created groundbreaking content for Quibi,” said Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and continued saying, “We are thrilled that these stories, from the surreal to the sublime, have found a new home on the Roku Channel.”
Over a dozen Quibi shows will premiere on Roku some of them include, ‘The Now’ a comedy with a suicide-theme, “Slugfest,” a Marvel vs DC docuseries, and a horror series from Steven Spielberg titled, ‘Spielberg’s After Dark’. There will also be Quibi shows coming to Roku’s free and ad-supported channel, some of those shows include ‘Reno 911’, ‘Most Dangerous Game’ with Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz, ‘Flipped’ starring Will Forte, ‘Dummy’ with Anna Kendrick, and police-based drama ‘#FreeRayshawn’.