Steven Spielberg is creating a new horror TV series - with a twist.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spielberg is writing a horror series, titled Spielberg After Dark, for a new smartphone video platform called Quibi.

Spielberg's series will feature between 10 and 12 10-minute horror shorts - but you will only be able to watch them after dark.

Spielberg, a long-time friend and business associate of Katzenberg, presented the idea to Quibi, specifically asking that his series would only be accessible between sunset and sunrise.

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"Steven Spielberg came in and said, 'I have a super scary story ...,' but he said, 'I only want people to watch it at midnight,'" Katzenberg told the Hollywood Reporter. "(He said), It's a creepy idea and when they watch it, I want it to be creepier."

To ensure this, Quibi developed technology that would tie the content to a clock that measures sunrise and sunset in the location of each smartphone.

Co-founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, Quibi is a new mobile phone platform launchiing in North America in 2020 that will feature shows from A-list Hollywood creators.

Each show will reportedly be two to four hours long, able to consume in tiny chunks of between seven and ten minutes.

Quibi will spend US$1 billion on content in its first year, with plans to launch eight "super-premium" movies in its first two weeks, followed by another 26 original movies.

The service will launch on April 6, 2020, in North America ahead of a global rollout.