In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and global protests that are shaking up the current political landscape, Oprah Winfrey is teaming up with Lionsgate and Pultizer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to adapt Hannah-Jones landmark examination of racism in the U.S., The 1619 Project, for the screen.
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It’s been 15 years since The Office premiered on NBC in 2005, and the show is still one of the most watched programs on Netflix (though it will be heading over to NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service starting next year). Since fans are eager to learn as much as they can about the beloved workplace comedy series, Spotify and one of the show’s executive producers are teaming up to deliver an oral history of The Office in the form of a podcast hosted by Brian Baumgartner, who played the sweet but dimwitted accountant Kevin Malone in every season of the show. Read More »
Neil Gaiman‘s surreal comic book masterpiece The Sandman seemed like it would prove to be unadaptable — though attempts to bring it to live-action have been made over the years. But before The Sandman would ever hit our screens (with the latest project being made as a Netflix series), it will hit our eardrums. An audio drama adaptation of The Sandman is set to debut on Audible this month, with a star-studded cast led by James McAvoy set to tell the story of Dream, the metaphysical king of dreams and imagination. As we get closer to the debut of this improbable adaptation, DC has released a trailer for the Sandman Audible drama, giving us a preview of McAvoy in the title role.
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In the time of coronavirus, we’ve enjoyed plenty of reunions, albeit virtually thanks to the magic of the internet. But we’re about to have a cinematic reunion that rings true to the act of “getting the band back together” more than any other.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Cameron Crowe‘s semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous, and Cadence13’s Origins podcast series brought in the filmmaker, as well as cast members like Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit and Kate Hudson, to take a look back at the movie about a teen writer whose dreams come true when he joins an emerging rock band on tour as an assignment for Rolling Stone magazine. Read More »
In the future, everyone will have a podcast. If there wasn’t already a plethora of podcasts available before the coronavirus pandemic, the quarantine has certainly inspired a whole swath of new audio entertainment to fight for our attention. Even media giants are getting in on the latest rise in podcast popularity, and Spotify and Audible will be adding more to the bunch.
Spotify has just struck a deal with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment that will bring the likes of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, The Joker and many more DC Comics characters into the podcast arena with an annual slate of dramatic and comedic scripted audio programming. Meanwhile, over at Audible, a handful of new shows starring Kevin Bacon, Alicia Silverstone, Christian Slater, Yvette Nicole Brown and more have just been announced. Read More »