All rise for the Honorable Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen will be the judge and jury on an upcoming reality show “Chrissy’s Court,” set to stream on Jeffrey Katzenberg’s upcoming OTT service Quibi.
In each episode of the series, Teigen will act as the “judge” over one small claims case. She will be accompanied by her mother turned “bailiff,” Vilailuck “Pepper Thai” Teigen, who will be responsible for keeping order in the courtroom. According to the press release announcing the series, the cases presented to Teigen will be legitimate and her decisions will be “final and binding.”
“When Cellino & Barnes broke up, I was devastated,” said Teigen in reference to the New York City personal injury law firm that closed in 2017. “I knew I had to take matters into my own hands. Here’s one jury duty you won’t want to miss.”
“Chrissy’s Court” is produced by Suit & Thai Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment. Teigen will serve as executive producer along with Luke Dillon from 3 Arts Entertainment.
The series joins a growing line up of Quibi Originals produced and directed by A-list talent including directors Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man”), Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”), Antoine Fuqua (“The Magnificent Seven”) and producer Jason Blum (“Get Out”).
Founded by Katzenberg and headed by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, Quibi closed a $1 billion round of funding in August from 21st Century Fox, Disney, NBCUniversal, Viacom and WarnerMedia among others. The service, which is expected to launch in 2020, will debut with a two-tier pricing model: an $8-per-month option that doesn’t include advertising and a $5-per-month tier that has limited ads.