“Rick & Morty” co-creator Justin Roiland is bringing a new claymation series to Quibi, the upcoming mobile-only streaming service shared on Monday morning.
Roiland’s new show, dubbed “Gloop World,” will follow the bizarre-yet-relatable lives of Bob Roundy and Funzy, two anthropomorphic blobs who are roommates, according to Quibi. “Gloop World” was developed by Roiland, John Harvatine IV (“Crossing Swords”) and Eric Towner (“Buddy Thunderstruck”), with Harvatine set to direct the show.
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios’ Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Chris Waters, and Towner and Harvatine will serve as executive producers.
“‘Gloop World’ has been a dream of mine to make for almost seven years,” Roiland said in a statement. “A tactile clay animation show with a mysterious, weird, and expansive world and really fun characters, fingerprints and all. I couldn’t have done this without the folks at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios who understood exactly what I meant when I wanted the clay animation to have an imperfect approach, where you can see the animators in the work. I want the ‘Gloop’ characters to feel like you can reach into your phone and grab them yourself. Can’t wait to share this weird silly show with the world!”
Quibi, which is set to launch on April 6, 2020, has added content at a blistering pace in recent weeks. Last month, Quibi picked up a new series from Ridley Scott — only days after it added a new show produced by Kris and Kendall Jenner to its slate. Bill Murray also recently joined Peter Farrelly’s comedy series “The Now,” where he’ll be featured in a recurring role opposite star Dave Franco.
The company, led by Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman, has spent much of 2019 greenlighting dozens of shows from a number of big stars, including Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, and Stephen Curry, among others. It announced last month it had sold out its $150 million advertising inventory for its first year.
Quibi shows will only be available on mobile devices, with each episode running no longer than 10 minutes. The app will cost viewers $4.99 per month for ad-supported viewing, or run $7.99 for ad-free viewing when it debuts next spring.
Whitman and Katzenberg will discuss Quibi in a keynote address at CES in Las Vegas later this week.