Newly launched mobile streaming service Quibi is killing one of its more highly-anticipated series — a show depicting Snapchat’s origin story, focused on founder Evan Spiegal. The news was exclusively reported by Variety on Tuesday, which did not detail the source of its news.
Plans for Snapchat show were first announced at SXSW in 2019, when Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman took the stage to talk about their plans for the new streaming service and its unique technology for mobile viewing.
The Snapchat series was to be based on the screenplay “Frat Boy Genius” by Elissa Karasik, which had depicted Spiegal as a hard-partying Stanford student, according to a review of the much-hyped script by Vulture.
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