‘Royalties’: Quibi’s Music Comedy Series Hires ‘Clueless’ Director Amy Heckerling

/Film | 8/28/2019 | Ben Pearson
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Clueless director Amy Heckerling is the latest major “get” for Quibi, the short-form streaming platform that’s set to launch early next year. She’ll direct all ten episodes of a new comedy series called Royalties that’s set in the world of music, using the satirical skills she’s sharpened over the course of her career to skewer the music industry. Here’s what we know about the show.

Deadline reports that Heckerling has officially found her next directing job: she’ll be one of the key creative forces behind Royalties, serving as the project’s sole director. It sounds like this may have been something of a last-minute hire, because filming begins this week in Los Angeles.

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Darren Criss (Glee, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) and Kether Donohue (You’re the Worst) star in the new show, which is described like this:

Royalties is a satirical take on the oft-untold story of songwriters behind the world’s biggest hits. It follows the ascent of a ragtag songwriting duo – Sara (Donohue) and Pierce (Criss) – as they navigate the strange and hilarious challenges of creating a truly great song, week after week.

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Each episode will feature real-life entertainment personalities portraying fictitious (and ridiculous) music stars, along with original songs penned by Criss.

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