When the Street Lights Go On has a unique history. It is based on a feature film script by then 21-year-old AFI students Chris Hutton and Eddie O’Keefe, which placed second on the Blacklist but failed to find funding as a feature film. It was then reimagined for TV, with director Brett Morgen helming an hour-long pilot for Hulu, which screened at Sundance in 2017. Ultimately, the show didn’t go to series. Last year, When the Street Lights Go On was picked up by Quibi with a new script, one that takes the original ‘80s setting and swaps it out for a ‘90s aesthetic. As with all Quibi series, each chapter of the story will be told in 10-minute portions.