“The Fugitive,” a new series from Warner Bros. Television and written by Nick Santora, is currently in development at Quibi, the streamer announced Monday.
Produced by Thunder Road Films with 3 Arts Entertainment and developed with Riverstone Pictures, the short-form series follows Mike Russo, a blue-collar worker who must prove his innocence after being wrongly accused of blowing up a train.
Executive produced by Santora, Basil Iwanyk, Tom Lassally and Albert Torres, “The Fugitive” joins a growing lineup of content at Quibi, including a series based on the rise of Snapchat — a show that Jeffrey Katzenberg compared to its own version of “The Social Network,” and three additional new series announced last month, including a sci-fi drama starring Don Cheadle, a stunt driving show from Idris Elba, and a new beauty series produced by and starring Tyra Banks.
Santora, who is known for creating the CBS TV series “Scorpion,” is also writing and executive producing a Liam Hemsworth-led action thriller for Quibi that was announced last month.
Founded by Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, Quibi closed a $1 billion round of funding in August from investors including as 21st Century Fox, Disney, NBCUniversal, Viacom and WarnerMedia. The service, which will focus on producing and distributing short-form content made for mobile, will launch with a two-tier pricing model: a $4.99 per month ad-supported offer and a $7.99 per month ad-free deal. Whitman says the company has already sold $100 million worth of advertisements ahead of its spring 2020 launch.