Darren Criss Creating Musical Comedy Series For Quibi

Emmy & Golden Globe Award-winning actor and songwriter Darren Criss is co-writing and executive-producing a new musical comedy series for the upcoming mobile-first media technology platform Quibi.

"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 (Criss) – 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 portraying fictitious (and ridiculous) music stars, along with original songs penned by Criss. 

Criss is co-writing and executive-producing the series with longtime collaborators Nick and Matt Lang, fellow co-founders of YouTube sensation Team Starkid. Criss wrote the music and lyrics for the Team Starkid musical "Starship," which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Cast Album chart.

Fox SideCar Entertainment will produce "Royalties," which marks the company’s first sale since its formation in February.