BATMAN: THE AUDIO ADVENTURES Podcast Casts Rosario Dawson as Catwoman and John Leguizamo as Riddler
HBO Max is producing a new Batman podcast titled Batman: The Audio Adventures. The series stars Jeffrey Wright as the Dark Knight, and he’s joined by a great ensemble cast, which includes the recent additions of Rosario Dawson, who will take on the role of Catwoman, and John Leguizamo, who will play the Riddler.
The rest of the supporting cast includes Chris Parnell, Melissa Villaseñor, Seth Meyers, Brent Spiner, John Leguizamo, Ike Barinholtz, Bobby Moynihan, Kenan Thompson, Rosario Dawson, Jason Sudeikis, Alan Tudyk, Heidi Gardner, Brooke Shields, Paul Scheer, Tim Meadows, Fred Armisen, Ray Wise, Ben Rodgers, Katie Rich, Pete Schultz, Paula Pell, Toby Huss, and McNicholas.
There are still no plot details to share on the story, but Dennis McNicholas (Saturday Night Live) wrote and directed the series, which is being produced by Warner Bros.’s Blue Ribbon Content division, and it will hit Warners’ streaming service sometime in 2021.
When talking about HBO Max’s podcasting plans, Joshua Walker, the chief strategy officer at the streaming service explained, “It’s really about reaching customers in a different format where they can engage with us, whether it’s in their home, on the treadmill, on their commute. It isn’t about driving mobile specifically. It’s really about storytelling, and we want to bring the consumers a story in an audio format — and ideally more stories and audio formats in the future — and allow them to choose when and how to engage with it.”
This sounds like it’ll be a great scripted podcast series worth checking out. I hope that it delivers a great Batman story!