John Travolta to Star in Quibi’s “Die Hart”

John Travolta. Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9336551er)

John Travolta is returning to television. 

Travolta has been cast in a short format comedy-action series, Die Hart, one of dozens of series in the works at Quibi. He will star opposite series lead Kevin Hart. 

In the series, Hart plays a fictionalized version of himself, someone who’s tired of being the comedic sidekick. A famous director offers him the shot to be the lead in an action movie, but there’s a catch: Kevin first must train at the world’s greatest action-star school, which is run by a lunatic (Travolta). Pushed to his limits by the coach and a tough-minded rival student, Kevin must survive a series of over-the-top action sequences and face his fears if he wants to achieve his dream and land the role of a lifetime.

Travolta joins previously announced Quibi partners including Guillermo del Toro, Antoine Fuqua, Sam Raimi, Jason Blum, Steven Soderbergh, Catherine Hardwicke, Anna Kendrick, Doug Liman, Laurence Fishburne among others.