After conquering film, comics, books, TV and even gaming, Marvel is now setting its eyes on scripted podcasting. Marvel New Media and Stitcher recently announced Wolverine: The Long Night, the first-ever 10-episode Marvel scripted podcast. Described as a “hybrid of mystery and the larger-scale fantasy”, the show has managed to attract a few big-name actors. Richard Armitage will lead the cast as Wolverine.
Wolverine: The Long Night follows agents Sally Pierce (Celia Keenan-Bolger) and Tad Marshall (Ato Essandoh) as they arrive in 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. Their search leads them on a fox hunt through the mysterious and corrupt town.
“Wolverine: The Long Night brings our fans a whole new way to experience our iconic characters and the Marvel Universe,” said Dan Silver, vice president, head of platforms and content for Marvel New Media. “This tremendous cast will bring a thrilling level of intrigue and drama to our listeners. The character of Logan and this landscape make it the ideal premiere vehicle for us, and we’re excited to continue to explore the dynamic possibilities of the podcast medium.”
Like most fans, writer Ben Percy is most excited with the casting of Richard Armitage as Wolverine. “When I heard that Richard was a possibility for the role, I knew he was the one. He’s a perfect match for Logan and brings so much soul and savagery to the project.”
For more info on Wolverine: The Long Night, visit www.wolverinepodcast.com