Posted on Monday, March 18th, 2019 by Hoai-Tran Bui
In a cramped, soundproofed room, Richard Armitage is ordering a drink. Or rather, he’s ordering a drink as Logan, aka Wolverine, the lead character in the upcoming Marvel and Stitcher podcast drama, Wolverine: The Lost Trail. Standing around a cheap IKEA table and clinking glasses full of water, Armitage and co-star Rodney Henry, who plays a young teen named Marcus Baptiste from New Orleans, read from the scripts on the iPads they have in hand, as if rehearsing for a stage play. Except they do two takes. Then another. Then another. This is no rehearsal, this is the real thing and it’s all being captured on a special ambisonic microphone for the second season of the unique Marvel audio drama podcast following the adventures of Wolverine as he searches for his memory and his lost love.
The follow-up to last year’s iHeartRadio Award-winning original podcast series Wolverine: The Long Night, The Lost Trail is an anomaly of a podcast, fictional or otherwise. Scripted in the style of an old-school radio play but with modern innovations like atmospheric foley effects and cutting edge audio technology, The Lost Trail is part of Marvel’s pioneering of the last frontier that it hasn’t yet dominated: podcasts.