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Quibi’s zombie corpse rises again to claim eight Emmy nominations

Quibi wasn’t lengthy for this world, however its spirit refuses to allow us to transfer on from its chaotic reminiscence. Regardless of shutting down in December, the doomed streaming service scooped up a number of Emmy nominations right now for its shortform originals throughout three classes.

The service acquired eight nominations for 3 of its sequence, together with Die Hart, Mapleworth Murders, and Reno 911! As was the case when a handful of Quibi originals were nominated for Emmy awards final yr, the service cleaned up in shortform content material classes, which makes lots of sense contemplating it doesn’t precisely have a ton of competition within the area. Its nominations by class are as follows:

After Quibi referred to as it quits final yr, a lot of Quibi’s originals have been scooped up and rebranded as Roku Originals for the platform’s free and ad-supported service the Roku Channel. In contrast to the unique platform, Roku is not going to stream them with Quibi’s Turnstyle formatting, which adjusted the viewer’s standpoint based mostly on the orientation of their telephone. Roku introduced earlier this yr that 75-plus originals would come out on the service this yr, together with a dozen beforehand unreleased exhibits.

Quibi had thrown mountains of cash behind wooing A-list celebrities and expertise for its sequence. Whereas Roku is unlikely to pump the identical sum of money into the long run growth of lots of the exhibits it acquired in its Quibi deal, it does seem to be prepared to cough up sufficient money to produce future entries of the content material haul’s crown jewels.

The corporate announced in June that it was ordering a second season of Kevin Hart’s Die Hart titled Die Harter. Colin Davis, Roku’s head of authentic scripted programming, stated in a press release on the time that the sequence “exploded out of the gate and after a spectacular debut weekend, has rapidly change into probably the most watched Roku Originals on The Roku Channel” after premiering on Could twentieth.

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