Look out, DC Comics fans. Batman is back, in a new podcast being released exclusively on HBO Max.
Batman: The Audio Adventures is scheduled for release onin the fall. Produced in partnership with Warner Bros. and DC, the scripted original podcast will feature Jeffrey Wright as Batman, Rosario Dawson as Catwoman and John Leguizamo as the Riddler. The podcast will draw inspiration from the “vintage noir atmosphere of the celebrated ‘Batman: The Animated Series,’ the spirited fun of the classic 1960s ‘Batman’ TV series, and the entire 80-plus year history of the Batman franchise,” according to a release from HBO Max.
The announcement comes as part of HBO Max’s decision to invest more in podcasting. The service already has more than 25 podcasts stemming from HBO shows, including Lovecraft Country Radio from Lovecraft Country and Insecuritea from the Emmy Award-winning show Insecure. This fall, Issa Rae, Insecure’s executive producer, will add We Stay Looking to HBO Max’s podcast programming as well.
HBO Max will also continue its partnership with iHeartMedia to add to its original podcasting lineup. And listeners can look forward to HBO Max’s first look-back podcast, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Band of Brothers, on Sept. 9. The podcast will include an interview with executive producer Tom Hanks, according to the release.
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