Mary Harron's Quibi Series "Emma" Adds Four Stars
The upcoming shortform series officially welcomes Mira Sorvino, Rory Culkin, Hannah Murray, and Michael Gaston.
By Chris Morse
Last week, we learned of a new series called Emma that is headed to upcoming shortform streaming platform Quibi from the director of American Psycho, Mary Harron. Today, Deadline revealed the latest on the project with the news that four more stars have boarded the production, which is led by previously-announced star AnnaSophia Robb.
The new additions are Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Stuber) and Rory Culkin (Scream 4, Signs) in supporting roles with Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones, Charlie Says) and Michael Gaston (The Leftovers, The Man in the High Castle) recurring.
Emma stars AnnaSophia Robb (The Act, The Carrie Diaries) as the titular character, a young woman who has gotten pregnant under mysterious circumstances. As her pregnancy progresses, Emma must deal with the increasingly disturbing effects of her unborn child and the conspiracy around its conception.
The show’s production is a joint effort between Dark Castle Entertainment and Propagate alongside Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes. Ben Ketai, who previously scripted 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, The Forest, and The Strangers: Prey at Night, is handling writing duties here and will also executive produce.
In addition to directing the episodes, Mary Harron will executive produce alongside Dark Castle’s Alex Mace (writer of Orphan) and Hal Sadoff (The Breed) as well as Ben Silverman (The Office, The Tudors), Howard Owens (Charmed reboot), Greg Lipstone, and Rodney Farrell for Propagate.
Short for “quick bites,” Quibi is designed for on-the-go viewing, featuring shows with episodes running only seven to ten minutes in length. This mobile video subscription service will cost you $5 per month with ads and $8 without. All in all, this is an intriguing new format to bring horror to that has plenty of relevant names coming on board, including Steven Spielberg and Alexandre Aja, just to name a couple.
Stay tuned for more details on this and other horror shows right here on Dead Entertainment.