Quibi Greenlights "SKRRT WITH OFFSET" Starring Kiari "Offset" Cephus From STXtelevision, Large Eyes and Quality Control
Today, Quibi announced it has greenlit SKRRT WITH OFFSET, a unique car series starring Offset, member of the hit hip-hop group Migos and an avid car enthusiast. SKRRT WITH OFFSET is the latest series from STXtelevision and Scott Weintrob, the creator of Netflix's hit "Fastest Car" and director of the Emmy award-winning "Top Gear."
SKRRT WITH OFFSET features the highest profile names in pop culture as they journey together with Migos member and car aficionado, Offset. It's their cars, their personal stories behind them, all topped off with a unique 'one on one' auto experience.
SKRRT WITH OFFSET is one of two new series produced by STXtelevision for Quibi from Weintrob's LARGE EYES production company, which has an overall deal at the studio. STXtelevision is also producing a reimagining of "PUNK'D," which will air on the newly launched mobile network in 2020.
"We are excited to be partnering with Quibi on our second new series for the platform," said Jason Goldberg, Chief Creative Officer of STX Entertainment's New Media Group & Alternative Content. "The team is forward thinking and genuinely looking for new programming that you won't find anywhere else. As producers, we look forward to working with Offset and creating shows that will be fun, memorable and will feature rides that take insanity to the next level of superfandom in the world of the coolest cars."
"From Fastest Car to Top Gear, we have creatively helped define the television car genre," said Weintrob. "Skrrt with Offset will continue to drive the genre to the next level and I'm excited to cross the finish line with Offset as he is a true car expert."
"Quibi will give me a chance to connect with my fans in yet another way," said Offset. "They don't know how much I know about cars for real. This platform will let them see there is more to me than just buying cars."
Hosted by: Kiari "Offset" Cephus
Executive Producers: Scott Weintrob for Large Eyes; Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Pierre "P" Thomas, Kiari "Offset" Cephus, and Latabia Woodward through Cephus Business Consulting, Inc.; Jason Goldberg and Ben Bitonti for STXtelevision
Produced By: STXtelevision, Large Eyes and Quality Control
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About Kiari "Offset" Cephus
Offset has contributed to two consecutive number 1 albums on Billboard's Top 200 chart for Culture and Culture II as well as multiple RIAA Certified Platinum singles like "Bad and Boujee" (4x Platinum) and MotorSport, featuring Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. He released his debut solo album FATHER OF 4 in February of this year, featuring standout tracks "Red Room" and "Clout," featuring Cardi B with the album receiving praise from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Esquire, The New York Times, Complex, and more. Offset has graced the stages (with his group and as a solo artist) of Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Saturday Night Live as well as performing his platinum solo single "Ric Flair Drip" on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon bringing out Ric Flair himself. In 2017 Offset partnered with the American Cancer Society and set a goal to raise $500,000 to honor his late grandmother who passed away from Bladder Cancer. Offset is committed to raising funds to promote cancer prevention and access to care in underserved communities through CHANGE grants. His dominance in fashion has been well documented in press like Vogue, GQ, Hypbeast, etc with him being celebrated for his style collaborations including his recent project with the infamous Dapper Dan Gucci house and an upcoming capsule with two luxury brands. He has also been seen walking in shows at the major fashion weeks in NYC and Paris for the likes of Virgil Abloh's Off White and Jeremy Scott. Offset's love of culture goes beyond music and fashion into gaming and tech with investments including Genies (avatar company), Muzik Connect (hi tech headphones), and most recently his ownership in Faze Clan (the largest e-sports lifestyle brand company). He recently launched his own game streaming show and is set to launch a second show, "Bet with Set" with Caffeine, a Fox Networks company.
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About STX Entertainment
STX Entertainment is a global, next-generation media company whose mission is to unlock the value of the direct connection stars have with their fans through the development, financing, production, marketing and distribution of film, television, digital video, music and live entertainment content. It is the industry leader in transforming beyond traditional platform-driven content to creating talent-driven enterprises.
The company is led by accomplished businessman and entrepreneur Robert Simonds. Investors include the global private investment firm TPG Growth; Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in China; PCCW, Southeast Asia's largest Internet and cable services provider; Tencent Holdings, China's leading provider of online products and services; Liberty Global, the world's largest distribution platform; Dominic Ng, Chairman of East West Bank; New Enterprise Associates (NEA); DNS Capital (representing the business interests of Gigi Pritzker and her immediate family); and Beau Wrigley, former Chairman and CEO of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, among others. With these strategic relationships, the company is uniquely positioned to maximize the impact of content worldwide, with direct passage into the China market.
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