HBO Max to exclusively release ‘Batman: The Audio Adventures’ podcast starring Jeffrey Wright
WarnerMedia is kicking up its investment in podcasts for HBO Max — declaring in addition to other things that “Batman: The Audio Adventures” will be released exclusively on HBO Max in the fall.
In partnership with Warner Bros. furthermore, DC, scripted audio original “Batman: The Audio Adventures” starring Jeffrey Wright as the Caped Crusader draws motivation from the vintage-noir air of the “Batman: The Animated Series,” the classic 1960s “Batman” TV series, and the whole 80 or more year history of the franchise.
Alongside Wright, “Batman: The Animated Series” also stars Rosario Dawson as Catwoman, John Leguizamo as the Riddler, and different “Saturday Night Live” alums. The digital broadcast is written and directed by Dennis McNicholas.
“Batman: The Audio Adventures” is the first — and for the time being, just — HBO Max podcast that will be accessible solely on the streaming platform. HBO Max’s other podcasts are additionally accessible on other podcast platforms.
HBO initially began producing original podcasts in 2019, and the HBO Max Podcast Program presently has in excess of 25 series, including buddy webcasts for series, for example, “Chernobyl” and “Lovecraft Country.” It likewise has dispatched brand digital broadcasts like “HBO Max Movie Club,” hosted by comedian Matt Rogers (“Las Culturistas”), and is producing look-back podcasts that draw from the streamer’s library of content.
Coming Sept. 9, HBO Max will dispatch its first think back webcast to pay tribute to the twentieth commemoration of “Band of Brothers.” Hosted by Roger Bennett, the show will start off with a meeting with chief maker Tom Hanks and will highlight interviews with extra previous castmates throughout the span of a little while.
Appearing this fall is “We Stay Looking,” a sequel of Issa Rae’s “Shaky” companion podcast, “Looking for Latoya,” and the platform’s first-ever scripted HBO podcast series. Made in organization with Raedio and Tenderfoot TV, “Looking for Latoya,” is satirical series dependent on the show-inside the-show of the very name that reveals insight into the way missing Black ladies are frequently underreported in the media. The prearranged spin-off, “We Stay Looking,” will reflect the configuration, however dig into a range of topics including prison labor in America, prejudice in educational systems, the alarming mortality rate of Black women during emergency clinic stays and labor, and that’s just the beginning.
Also, HBO Max has partnered with Kast Media to bring HBO Max clients what it promotes as a ultimate “The OC” rewatch podcast, “Welcome to The OC, Bitches,” which is at present accessible for in-application streaming. In each webcast scene, has Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke will return fans to a specific scene of the exemplary series, share in the background scoops, and interview guests who were essential for “The OC” experience.
“Our viewers tell us that, more than any other streaming platform, they want to discuss and dissect HBO Max programming with friends and family to extend the emotional experience after finishing an episode,” Joshua Walker, chief strategy officer at HBO Max, said in a statement. “Our fans are at the center of everything we do, so we’re following their lead by increasing our investment in podcasting, building on our successful and award-winning podcast program to deliver even more engaging, thoughtful content.”
As a component of the podcast push, HBO Max is growing its partnership with Audacy to incorporate HBO Max and HBO Documentary titles. Under the agreement, Audacy likewise will group with WarnerMedia to give purchaser insights and marketing.
HBO Max will proceed with its partnership with iHeartMedia, which been the coproduction partner of podcasts for Max Original series including “Raised by Wolves,” “Genera+ion,” “Search Party” and “Murder at White House Farms.” HBO Max and iHeartMedia will deliver new titles and introduce brand new formats.