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'How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days' Is Being Turned Into a TV Series

The noughties rom-com is being remade by short-form, smartphone-only streaming platform Quibi.
By Sarah Ward
August 04, 2019
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'How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days' Is Being Turned Into a TV Series

The noughties rom-com is being remade by short-form, smartphone-only streaming platform Quibi.
By Sarah Ward
August 04, 2019
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If Four Weddings and a Funeral can come back as a television series, then it appears that another beloved rom-com from the past few decades can too. Continuing a trend that's never going to end — aka building pop culture's future out of its past — How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days is the latest flick getting the small-screen remake treatment.

And we do mean small, given that streaming platform Quibi is behind the series. Founded by ex-Disney and Dreamworks bigwig Jeffrey Katzenberg, the newcomer won't launch until next year, but it's being designed as a short-form, smartphone-only service. That means content broken down into eight–to–ten minute chunks for ease of viewing when you're somewhere other than the couch. So, How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days isn't just getting a modernised do-over, but one that'll unfurl in bite-sized pieces.

Few details about the rom-com remake have been announced as yet, although it'll be penned by The Mindy Project writer Guy Branum. The underlying premise has been given a bit of a makeover, focusing on an online columnist and an advertising executive who need to prove that they can be monogamous, as TVLine reports.

Who'll be stepping into Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson's circa 2003 shoes, and whether either will pop up, will be revealed down the line.

A release date hasn't been set as yet either, although Quibi is set to drop in April 2020. If and when it'll be available Down Under also hasn't been announced.

Until more details hit, check out the trailer for the original How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days below:

Published on August 04, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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