Marvel Comics released a teaser for their upcoming scripted podcast, Wolverine: The Long Night, which featuresÂ Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) having been cast as the voice of Logan.Â
Special Agents Sally Pierce and Tad Marshall investigate a series of mysterious deaths in the seaside town of Burns, Alaska, following the arrival of a strange newcomer - a loner by the name Logan. Debuting March 12, exclusively on Stitcher Premium. Visit wolverinepodcast.com
â€śWolverine: The Long Night,â€ť the first-ever Marvel scripted podcast, launching in spring 2018. The 10-episode series will be available exclusively on Stitcher Premium until fall 2018, when it will see a wide release across all podcast platforms.
The showâ€™s cast includes notable actors Richard Armitage (â€śThe Hobbitâ€ť), Scott Adsit (â€ś30 Rockâ€ť), Bob Balaban (â€śMoonrise Kingdomâ€ť) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (â€śMr. Robotâ€ť).
The â€śWolverine: The Long Nightâ€ť story is a captivating hybrid of mystery and the larger-scale fantasy of the Marvel Universe. It follows agents Sally Pierce (Celia Keenan-Bolger) and Tad Marshall (Ato Essandoh) as they arrive in the fictional town of Burns, Alaska, to investigate a series of murders and quickly discover the town lives in fear of a serial killer. The agents team up with deputy Bobby Reid (Andrew Keenan-Bolger) to investigate their main suspect, Logan (Richard Armitage). Their search leads them on a fox hunt through the mysterious and corrupt town.
Also cast in the series are actors Zoe Chao, Chaske Spencer, Jordan Bridges, David Call, Michael J. Burg and Lannon Killia. Chris Gethard, host of the popular â€śBeautiful Stories from Anonymous Peopleâ€ť podcast, also will make a cameo appearance.
Stitcher and Marvel have assembled a writing and production team of veterans from both the comic book world and the podcasting industry. â€śWolverine: The Long Nightâ€ť is written by award-winning comic book author Ben Percy (â€śThe Wilding,â€ť â€śRed Moonâ€ť) and will be directed by Brendan Baker (formerly a producer for Radiotopiaâ€™s â€śLove & Radioâ€ť). Chloe Prasinos (formerly a producer for Gimletâ€™s â€śReply Allâ€ť) will oversee sound design. The series is produced by Daniel Fink of Marvel and Jenny Radelet of Stitcher.