Tye Sheridan has been named as the lead of Wireless a new thriller on short-form streamer Quibi.
Wireless follows a self-obsessed college student (Sheridan) stranded in the Colorado mountains, whose only hope for survival is the tool he has spent his whole life learning to use: his smartphone. The series is a survival thriller set inside the car he crashed and the quickly dying phone that now is his lifeline.
The show is created and exec produced by newcomers Zach Wechter and Jack Seidman, the pair behind short film Pocket, which was co-directed by Mishka Kornai. Soderbergh will exec produce alongside Michael Sugar, Cathy Konrad and Danny Sherman. Wechter will direct the series, which begins production this week. Christian Heuer, Pickpocket, Treeline Film and Propagate produce. Ben Silverman, Howard Owens and Greg Lipstone are executive producers for Propagate along with Isabel San Vargas who is a producer.