'When The Street Lights Go On': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Quibi show

Quibi will have content delivered in short 10-minute episodes called 'quick bites, launching this April


                            'When The Street Lights Go On': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Quibi show
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Run out of movies and shows to watch on existing streaming platforms? Not to worry, Quibi, the new mobile streaming platform is launching soon with a whole bunch of originals. Quibi will have content delivered in short 10-minute episodes called "quick bites."

One of the shows releasing when Quibi launches is 'When The Street Lights Go On', a coming-of-age murder mystery starring Queen Latifah. 'When the Street Lights Go On' has had a long journey to its series order at Quibi.

Release date

'When The Street Lights Go On' will be available to stream on Quibi on April 6.

Plot

'When The Street Lights Go On' follows the ripple effects of a girl's murder in a suburban town. The victim's sister and friends struggle to find a sense of normalcy and go about their day-to-day lives while the investigation into the killing hangs over them.

Cast

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah (Getty Images)

Queen Latifah is a rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and producer known for her roles in 'Living Single', 'Bringing Down the House', and 'Taxi'. She will play the role of Detective Grasso.

Tony Hale

Tony Hale (Getty Images)

Tony Hale is an actor and comedian best known for his roles in 'Veep', 'Arrested Development', and 'Chuck'.

Chosen Jacobs

Chosen Jacobs (Getty Images)

Chosen Jacobs is an actor and singer known for his roles in 'It' and 'It Chapter Two'.

Sophie Thatcher

Sophie Thatcher (Getty Images)

Sophie Thatcher is an actress who made her film debut in the 2018 American science fiction film 'Prospect'.

The show will also star Mark Duplass, Amanda McEwan, Jack Alcott, and Victoria Bidewell.

Creators

'When The Street Lights Go On' was created by Eddie O'Keefe and Chris Hutton who will serve as executive producers with director Rebecca Thomas (Stranger Things, Limetown) and Anonymous Content's Tariq Merhab and Chad Hamilton.

Chris Hutton and Eddie O'Keefe's script landed on the Black List back in 2011 and it went through development as a feature film and then as a pilot at Hulu that didn't go forward.

Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, which developed the first TV incarnation after the movie stalled, remained high on the project and even took the first pilot to Sundance in 2017 for screening. The version that landed a series order was rewritten and has a different cast than the Hulu pilot.

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