Christoph Waltz to Star Opposite Liam Hemsworth in New Thriller Series

Christoph Waltz at the Kennedy Center Most Honored Awards, Wien, Vienna, June 2019. Photo by Karl Schoendorfer/Shutterstock (10319107j)

The short form streamer service Quibi continues to add high-profile names to its list of programming. The newest addition to the roster is Christoph Waltz.

The Oscar-winning actor will star in a still unnamed thriller series. The show will also feature Liam Hemsworth as a terminally ill man who signs up to be prey in a highly deadly game in an effort to provide for his pregnant wife. It is still unknown what Waltz’s role will entail, with the only detail revealed is his character’s name: Miles Sellers.

The series is made by CBS Television Studios and created by Nick Santora, who previously worked on Prison Break. Phil Abreham, who directed Mad Men and Daredevil, will direct and executive produce alongside Santora, Gordon Gray and Silver Reel Pictures.

Quibi is a mobile-focused service and is set to launch in April 2020. The service is currently developing 40 scripted and unscripted projects. It plans to premiere 7,000 pieces of content in its first year and to release shows in short 8-10 minutes episodes. It will charge viewers $4.99 monthly for a version containing ads and $7.99 for an ad free version.