Quibi is doing something new and different with their upcoming survival thriller series, Wireless. The streaming service, which is designed exclusively for mobile platforms at this point, has turned to Steven Soderbergh to develop a new experience for viewers by literally changing the landscape.
Wireless stars Tye Sheridan as a man who does something nobody in a movie should do by driving into a winter storm. He’s headed to a party where he hopes to win back his ex, but on the way he’s driven off the road and is stuck in a blizzard. The only thing he has to help survive the harsh elements is his mobile phone.
And that’s where the novelty comes in. Wireless could be viewed in landscape mode as if you were watching any other series in widescreen, and that’s okay. But for those who want a different viewing experience, flip the device into vertical portrait mode to view the episode as if looking through the protagonist’s phone.
It’s not the most amazing thing ever, but hey, it’s something. Quibi has been struggling to get off the blocks, and maybe this will help lure in a new audience in search of something different.
Wireless hits Quibi on September 14th, and comes from inventive creators Zach Wechter and Jack Seidman, with Steven Soderbergh as exec-producer. The cast includes Lukas Gage, Francesca Reale, Mace Coronel, Sydney Park, Andie MacDowell, and Eric Dane.
SYNOPSIS: On a sparsely traveled road deep in the Colorado mountains, college student Andy Braddock (Tye Sheridan) drives to a New Years Eve party to try to rekindle a relationship with his ex-girlfriend. Distracted by his phone, Andy collides with a snowbank and hurtles into a ravine. Wounded and alone, Andy turns to his quickly dying cell for rescue, but help is far from a phone call away…