By JENNIKA INGRAM | Reporter
Ever-productive Palisadian Reese Witherspoon will host a new nature series, “Fierce Queens,” starting April 6 on a new platform called Quibi.
The documentary series, narrated by the Academy Award-winning Witherspoon, will focus on natural history stories of female animals and their worldview.
Quibi, Witherspoon and BBC Studios Natural History Unit have put together the project, according to Deadline.
Quibi is a new media service launching specifically for smartphones on the same day. DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg founded the upcoming short-form mobile video platform, with Meg Whitman as the CEO.
The new platform, with the slogan “quick bites, big stories,” is dedicated to providing movie-quality programming designed for your phone with daily episodes no longer than 10 minutes.
Creators for Quibi also include Guillermo del Toro, Palisadian Steven Spielberg, Antoine Fuqua, Peter Farrelly and Catherine Hardwicke, according to Deadline.
Witherspoon’s husband, Jim Toth, is the head of content acquisition and talent.
Some of the species that will be featured in “Fierce Queens” are humpback whales, hyenas, fireflies and meerkats, according to Variety.
“Jo Shinner, who has plenty of experience in the wildlife documentary department, is executive producing the series,” Variety shared in a report.
Nainita Desai is the composer for the new series.
After a free 90-day promotion, it will cost $4.99 per month to stream Quibi or $7.99 per month to use the app with no advertisements.
“Fierce Queens” will be one of 50 new shows set for launch day.
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