Quibi’s “The Stranger” Trailer Has Strong ‘Hitcher’ Vibes [Video]


Yet-to-launch streaming service Quibi wants you to have a disturbing Valentine’s Day having just shared the first teaser trailer for “The Stranger”, which drives onto mobile devices this April.

Starring It Follows and The Guest‘s Maika Monroe & Chronicle‘s Dane DeHaan, the thriller looks like a modern take on the 1986 classic, The Hitcher, only with an Uber driver being threatened by the passenger.

The thriller follows an unassuming young rideshare driver (Monroe) who is thrown into her worst nightmare when a mysterious Hollywood Hills passenger (DeHaan) enters her car. Her terrifying ride with the stranger unfolds over 12 hours as she navigates the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles in a chilling game of cat and mouse.

The series was written and directed by Veena Sud (The Lie, Seven Seconds, The Killing).

“The Stranger” is one of Quibi’s ‘Movies in Chapters’, much like the teaser for their chilly thriller, “Survive”, from the director of The Mothman Prophecies.