If your viewing queue is full of true crime documentaries and home improvement shows, it’s your lucky day.
Upcoming streaming site Quibi is crafting the show of your dreams … or nightmares. Murder House Flip is a new kind of home improvement show, one that intersects with true crime. Instead of renovating regular homes, the show will feature the renovation of homes where high-profile murders have occurred.
Murder House Flip will be executive-produced by Josh Berman of CSI and Bones, Penny Dreadful’s Chris King, and crime writer Katherine Ramsland. They hope to bring healing to families.
They look to transform places where unspeakable tragedies have happened into spaces where healing and growth can occur.
All sorts of experts will be featured on the show, including spiritual healers and forensic investigators. It looks like it will be another big draw to the new streaming service. Quibi is set to debut in April 2020 and has already inked deals with a number of big-name celebrities.
In a world that’s been taken over by binge-watching, it’s safe to say that two genres reign supreme. Home improvement shows help satisfy our need to see a good transformation, while true crime shows help us explore the dark areas of life none of us hope to experience.
We never considered the possibility of a crossover between the two, but thankfully, Quibi did the work for us. The up-and-coming streaming service has picked up a new series, Murder House Flip.
The show will follow the format of many of your favorite home renovation shows but with a fascinating twist. All the homes being renovated will be ones where high-profile murders were committed.
A press release for the show features an almost too-good-to-be-true description. It describes the show as “an unconventional home-renovation show that takes on the country’s most infamous homes — the ones known for the mysterious murders and incredible intrigue committed within their walls.” We’re already wondering what kind of homes we’ll get to see.
“Homeowners turn to the colorful cast of forensic specialists, spiritual healers and high-end renovation experts to uncover the true crimes, shocking secrets and scandalous history of their homes,” the press release continues.
“Then, cleansing renovations remove the stains of the past and take these homes from morbid to marvelous,” it concludes. Not only is it true crime and home renovation, but it sounds like there may be a splash of paranormal activity in there as well.
Executive producer Josh Berman discussed the partnership with Quibi. “We are excited to partner with Quibi to deliver a spin on a home makeover show in unique short form content,” he explained to Deadline. “Murder House Flip combines home renovations with the intriguing elements of a true crime series.”
“We are thrilled to bring this one of a kind series to life and dive into a world that combines America’s two biggest TV obsessions: true crime and home renovation,” said Elyse Seder, senior vice president of alternative and syndicated programming for Sony Pictures Television.
The show is believed to be one of those that will be available immediately when Quibi launches on April 6, 2020. Its website offers an email sign-up so you can be the first to know when it will be available on all mobile devices.
If you’re wondering whether it’s worth it to spring for yet another streaming service, we hear you. Quibi’s price model is pretty reasonable at $5 monthly with ads or $8 monthly without ads for access to “premium scripted and unscripted content, chunked into sub-1o-minute episodes,” according to Variety.
Quibi’s also got some big names working on its shows. There’s Chrissy Teigen, who will host Chrissy’s Court as a Judge Judy-esque small claims court judge. Her mom will costar as the bailiff.
Steven Spielberg is working on After Dark, a 10- to 12-episode scary story viewers are encouraged to watch after the sun goes down. Sam Raimi is also working on a horror anthology for Quibi.
There will also be some remakes on Quibi, including Varsity Blues and How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days. The service will also bring back reality series Punk’d and Singled Out. The dose of nostalgia is a nice way to round out a lineup that seems pretty stacked already.
We’re just seven months away from the official launch of Quibi, but it seems like there’s already the promise of some must-see TV. If nothing else, true crime and home improvement fans are likely to flock to the service for this unique crossover show.