Anthony Horowitz is teaming with Quibi and Blumhouse TV for new series
There’s a new TV mystery series on its way. Fans of Midsomer Murders and Foyle’s War will want to check it out as it’s being created by Anthony Horowitz. It will air on Quibi, the new short-episode streaming service.
According to Deadline, Blumhouse TV and Quibi are joining together to bring this new mystery series. The current working title is Nine Bodies in a Mexican Morgue, which certainly gives you an idea of what to expect. However, that Mexican morgue isn’t literal.
After their small plane crashes, nine strangers find themselves lost in the Mexican jungle, and it’s the jungle that becomes the morgue. They’re being murdered off one-by-one, and the rest of the strangers will need to figure out who the murderer is. We get to find out along with them.
Shortform shows for the fast-paced life
We don’t always have time to catch a full season of TV shows. Just look at NCIS, which is usually 24 episodes long. That’s 24 hours of viewing with ads. Even without ads, you’re looking at just short of 17 hours of viewing.
Quibi has opted for shortform viewing, aimed at Millennials. The episodes are no more than 10 minutes, and it’s already proven to be popular with the aimed-at audience.
Nine Strangers in a Mexican Morgue is going to follow suit. It’s not clear just how many episodes there will be at this point, but we’re looking at about 10 episodes. That’s going to be less than two hours of viewing altogether.
So far, casting for the new series hasn’t been announced. We just know that Horowitz is writing the series. That gives us plenty of hope for this new TV crime drama.
What do you think of the premise of Nine Strangers in a Mexican Morgue? What do you think about 10-minute episodes? Share your thoughts in the comments below.