Darren Criss Announces ‘Royalties’ on Quibi

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Darren Criss created a new Quibi show, Royalties. Fans can expect original music written and produced by the former Glee star along with numerous celebrity appearances.

The new series is directed by Amy Heckerling and stars Darren and Kether Donohue, John Stamos, Georgia King, and Tony Revolori. Guest stars include Mark Hamill, Julianne Hough, Jennifer Coolidge, Lil Rey Howery, Rufus Wainwright, Jackie Tohn, Jordan fisher, Bonnie McKee, and Sabrina Carpenter.

Royalties is a satirical take on the oft-untold story of songwriters behind the world’s biggest hits. The show follows the ascent of a ragtag songwriting duo – Sara and Pierce – as they navigate the strange and hilarious challenges of creating a truly great song, week after week. Each episode will feature real-life entertainment personalities – the newly announced guest talent – portraying fictitious (and ridiculous) music stars, along with original songs penned by Criss.

On June 1st in tandem with the series premiere, music performed by the ROYALTIES Cast during the first three episodes will be released. As subsequent episodes air, new music will follow daily through the season finale on June 10th. Following the final episode, the full Royalties: Season 1 (Music from the Original Quibi Series) Official Soundtrack arrives on June 12.

The comedy will feature twelve original songs and ten music videos, all co-written by Criss, featuring performances by Jordan Fisher, Julianne Hough, Jackie Tohn, Bonnie McKee, Jennifer Coolidge, Lil Rel Howery, Mark Hamill, Rufus Wainwright, and Sabrina Carpenter.

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