5:05pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Terry Matalas' 'Last American Vampire' Moves to Quibi (Exclusive)
Quibi is adding a vampire drama to its offerings.
The upcoming shortform service has picked up The Last American Vampire, a project from 12 Monkeys showrunner Terry Matalas that was developed at NBC last year.
Last American Vampire revolves around a young female FBI agent who is partnered with a wealthy, 500-year-old vampire bon vivant to protect the world from a dangerous threat.
Matalas will pen the script and executive produce the drama alongside David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith and Aaron Schmidt. The project hails from 20th Century Fox TV, where Katzenberg and Grahame-Smith's KatzSmith Productions banner is under an overall deal.
Last American Vampire was picked up at Quibi after NBC handed out a script commitment for the project back in October. The vampire drama did not move beyond the script stage at the broadcast network and the studio then shopped it elsewhere.
Quibi — short for "quick bites" — was founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg. The shortform outlet, which is expected to launch next spring, has found early success in drawing top talent, with deals in place with the likes of Steven Spielberg and Kevin Hart, among countless others.