The series will feature performances by Jordan Fisher, Julianne Hough, Jackie Tohn, Bonnie McKee, Jennifer Coolidge, Lil Rel Howery, Mark Hamill, Rufus Wainwright and Sabrina Carpenter.
Update (May 26): Quibi has debuted the trailer for Royalties, which will launch on June 1. Republic Records will release the series’ original soundtrack, out June 12 and marking the first major label release for a Quibi show.
Darren Criss is the latest in the long list of high-profile talents to set a series at shortform streaming platform Quibi.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace Emmy-winner will star in, executive produce and write songs for Royalties, a musical comedy series centered on a pair of songwriters. The project is the first sale for SideCar, the Fox Entertainment "content development accelerator" headed by Gail Berman that launched in February. Criss is also co-writing the series with longtime collaborators Nick and Matt Lang of Team Starkid, the musical theater company/YouTube channel they co-founded in 2009.