Quibi and Lionsgate have announced the series order of the drama Swimming with Sharks, to be written and produced by Kathleen Robertson and directed by Tucker Gates.
Lionsgate describes Swimming with Sharks as a “contemporary update of George Huang’s original film that both celebrates and skewers the Hollywood studio system”. In this adaptation, a young female assistant is at the centre of a studio filled with manipulators, schemers and intrigue, but little do they know she is poised to outwit them all.
“We’re thrilled to partner with our friend Jeffrey Katzenberg and the incredible team at Quibi,” said Lionsgate Television Chairman Kevin Beggs. “The series underscores our commitment to partnering with emerging platforms and expanding our valuable library properties like Swimming with Sharks into exciting new forms of storytelling.”
Production starts next February, whilst Quibi, the short-form mobile platform, will launch in the spring.