Marvel and Stitcher announceÂ the launch ofÂ Wolverine: The Long Night with the first two episodes.
Wolverine: The Long Night is Marvelâ€™s highly anticipated first-ever scripted podcast exclusively onÂ Stitcher Premium. The 10-episode series will continue to air weekly on Stitcher Premium and see a wide release across all podcast platforms in fall 2018.
The Wolverine: The Long NightÂ 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.
â€śThis is a story about deception, unreliability, identity, atonement, and man in the wild and the wild in man,â€ť explains Ben Percy (The Wilding, Red Moon), show writer and award-winning comic book author. â€śEvery character has a secret. Every scene has a question mark at the end of it. And I canâ€™t wait for you to hear the phenomenal actors who have brought the story to lifeâ€”and the next-level sound design that make this audio drama like nothing youâ€™ve ever heard.Â SNIKT!â€ť
In addition to Percy, Stitcher and Marvel have assembled a production team of veterans from both the comic world and podcasting industry, including director Brendan Baker (formerly a producer for Radiotopiaâ€™s Love & Radio), and sound designer Chloe Prasinos (formerly a producer for Gimletâ€™s Reply All). The series is produced by Daniel Fink of Marvel and Jenny Radelet of Stitcher.
â€śItâ€™s been an honor to work with Marvel, Stitcher, and our entire cast and production crew to bring Wolverineâ€™s story into audio,â€ť says Baker. â€śIâ€™m so proud of what weâ€™ve made together, and canâ€™t wait to finally share itâ€”with Marvel fans and podcast fans alike. So put on a nice pair of headphones, close your eyes, and experience this Marvel story where you create the pictures in your mind.â€ť
The process behind the making of Wolverine: The Long NightÂ brings Marvelâ€™s storytelling expertise into the podcasting world, breaking new ground for the medium. To provide listeners a sense of immersion into the story, outdoor scenes were recorded in realistic-sounding locations including forests and a cabin. In the studio, actors were recorded in an ambisonicâ€”or fully surround-soundâ€”environment, allowing them to move, interact with one another and fully inhabit their characters.
â€śWe are excited to officially launch Wolverine: The Long NightÂ and bring a truly unique storytelling experience to our fans,â€ť says Dan Silver, vice president, head of platforms and content for Marvel New Media. â€śWe are thrilled with the enthusiasm for this project from our fans and the podcast community, and look forward to exploring the medium in the future.â€ť
In addition to Armitage, the showâ€™s cast includes notable actors Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Bob Balaban (Moonrise Kingdom), and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Mr. Robot). Also cast in the series are actors Zoe Chao, Chaske Spencer, Jordan Bridges, David Call, Michael J. Burg, and Lannon Killea. Chris Gethard, host of the popular â€śBeautiful Stories from Anonymous Peopleâ€ť podcast, will also make a cameo appearance.
For more information, visitÂ www.wolverinepodcast.com.