Another day, another Quibi series. The mobile platform has dropped the trailer for When the Streetlights Go On, and with an ominous title like that you just know there’s murder involved.
When the Streetlights Go On does indeed center on murder, that of a young girl and her teacher, in a quiet, small town. In places like this, where everybody knows one another and no secret is safe for long, it’s to maintain a sense of normalcy, much less hold on to one’s innocence.
The series stars Chosen Jacobs, who you may recognize as young Mike from the It films; plus Sophie Thatcher (The Tomorrow Man), Sam Strike (Leatherface), Odessa Young (Assassination Nation), Cory Hardrict (Battle: Los Angeles), Tony Hale (Veep), Kristine Froseth (The Assistant), and Queen Latifah.
Behind the camera is Rebecca Thomas, best known for her breakthrough indie film Electrick Children and the Facebook Watch series Limetown. She also worked on Stranger Things, which might explain the show’s tone and retro vibe. It’s set in the ’90s, after all. Screenwriters Chris Hutton and Eddie O’Keefe had the series set up at Hulu a few years ago and took it to pilot, but that’s as far as it got.
SYNOPSIS: When a beautiful young girl is killed, her sister and high school peers struggle to retain a sense of normalcy as their suburban community reels and the murder investigation proceeds.
When the Streetlights Go On will be available at Quibi’s launch on April 6th.