Plans are apparently progressing for Trip, a gay-themed Pride and Prejudice update set on the New York gay mecca of Fire Island and written by the American actor and comedian Joel Kim Booster. Quibi, a forthcoming video subscription service that will deliver ten-minute-long episodes (i.e., “QUIck BItes”) via phone app, has officially ordered up the series, which has been in the works since last fall.
Trip “centres around two best friends who set out to have a legendary week-long summer holiday,” explains the entertainment news site C21Media.
Although Quibi launches next Monday, just in time to help us all survive the boredom of near-quarantine, it’s not clear to me if Trip will be available from the get-go, or not until later on: QuiBi’s site features trailers for some of its projected fifty original shows, but not that one. Whenever Trip arrives, you’ll have to watch on your phone, which is not something my middle-aged eyes enjoy.
Still, it’s always fun to discover a fresh take on Austen’s stories – and worst-case scenario, it’s only a ten-minute commitment.