Category: Podcast Adaptations

"The Adventure Zone" In Development As An Animated Series

As announced today on The Hollywood Reporter and via a tweet from the official The Adventure Zone twitter account, The Adventure Zone's "Balance" campaign will be adapted as an animated webseries for NBC's upcoming platform, Peacock. Update 1/16/20: The series is in development and has yet to be picked up by Peacock. https://twitter.com/thezonecast/status/1217886517198315521?s=21 As per ...

“Limetown: The Prequel to the #1 Podcast” A Deep Dive into Lia Haddock, Emile Haddock, and the Feel of Limetown

There is a certain feeling to Limetown--a sort of gray, cold feeling that has moments of brightness in shining character moments or especially lovely choices in production. The feeling, when you steep yourself into listening, is almost tangible, like you can feel the dust coating Limetown's ruins, feel the exhaustion after Max and Deirdre's fights, feel ...

Who Is “Alex, Inc.”‘s Audience?

This week, I sat down with a friend and some passion fruit margaritas to watch the first five episodes of Alex, Inc., the ABC show based on Gimlet's podcast StartUp. StartUp tells the story of Alex Blumberg creating none other than Gimlet Media itself. I didn't want to watch Alex, Inc., because not a thing about Alex, Inc. interests me aside from ...

Lauren Shippen to Write “The Bright Sessions” Novel Trilogy for Tor Teen

As reported today in an exclusive from Paste, Lauren Shippen of The Bright Sessions (and Forbes 30 Under 30 Media Luminary) will be writing a novel tie-in trology for the podcast. The books will be published by Tor Teens. Tor has produced podcasts with book tie-ins before with Steal the Stars, but he partnership with independent audio drama The Bright ...

Quick News: “Welcome to Night Vale” Being Adapted for TV, “The Heart” Ending

While updating will be difficult during PodCon, two huge pieces of podcast news were released today. For more updates during PodCon, Twitter is going to be the fastest way to find news. Announced today on Deadline,  Welcome to Night Vale will be adapted for TV on FX. Creators Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor will both work ...

“Sword and Scale” and “Up and Vanished” to Be Adapted for TV

As reported in Variety today, podcasts Sword and Scale and Up and Vanished will be adapted by Ben Silverman, who spearheaded the adaptation for Amazon's Lore. Both podcasts are in the true crime genre: “Sword and Scale” is a true-crime podcast created by Mike Boudet, who hosts the show. It launched in 2014 and has registered as part of Hernan Lopez’s ...

Official Trailer for Amazon’s Adaptation of “Lore” Released

As discussed in a previous post, Amazon's adaptation of Lore, a podcast about modern folklore and creepypasta, will debut October 13th, 2017. Today (9/13/17), the official trailer was released: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPnuT2TLvLQ The trailer is a fitting follow-up to the show's teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7lNqrcspdA The trailer stikes me as a little silly while lacking some self-awareness--something that shied me away ...