Category: Podcast Adaptations

“My Brother, My Brother and Me” Show Returning for Second Season? (Updated 5/17/18)

According to details for the upcoming My Brother, My Brother and Me live show tour, the My Brother, My Brother and Me show--launched on the now-defunct Seeso and now hosted on VRV--has been renewed for a second season: Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy are the force behind a series of very successful podcasts, most notably MY BROTHER MY ...

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 ...

First Teaser for Amazon’s Adaptation of Podcast “Lore” Debuts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7lNqrcspdA On a very fitting October 13th, Lore, the TV adaptation of the acclaimed horror podcast, will launch on Amazon. This show will mark the first podcast in an increasingly impressive list to be adapted for TV/Streaming, and its success may start the groundwork for podcast adaptations in the future. Lore lies somewhere between a nonfiction ...