Posted December 7, 2017 by Drew Bagay in Comics

Marvel Announces Serial Podcast Starring Wolverine


After successfully branching out into movies and TV, Marvel has revealed its plans to enter the podcast market. The company has partnered with Stitch Premium for its first serialized podcast featuring Wolverine.

According to Mashable, the 10-episode series is titled Wolverine: The Long Night and will star Richard Armitage (The Hobbit, Hannibal) as the voice of Logan, with Ben Percy (Green Arrow) writing the script.

“Podcasting is an incredible, intimate medium that’s perfect for telling stories, and I can’t think of a better partner with whom to push the boundaries of scripted podcasts than Marvel,” said Erik Diehn, CEO of Midroll Media, in a statement. “They make every translation of their rich universe of characters into new media fresh and interesting while still retaining the feel and spirit of the original comics, and, as a Marvel fan, I’m proud that we’ve helped them do it again in podcasting. The arrival of Wolverine and his many fans to podcasts and Stitcher is truly a signal that this medium is a major part of the American media landscape.”

The synopsis for Wolverine: The Long Night is as follows:

The story begins with two agents, Sally Pierce (Celia Keenan-Bolger) and Tad Marshall (Ato Essandoh), who arrive in the fictional town of Burns, Alaska, to investigate a series of murders. The duo team up with deputy Bobby Reid (Andrew Keenan-Bolger) to investigate their main suspect, Logan (Armitage), but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

On why Logan specifically sought out Alaska, Percy explained, “Because he’s been mind-wiped again and again, he doesn’t know the whole terrible truth about his life. Part of the series is him recovering those memories and despite his attempts to separate himself from society, getting drawn into a situation where frontier justice is called for.”

Marvel is proudly known for having a shared universe, as evidenced from its comics and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With Wolverine: The Long Night, Percy teases it’s possible that it could start a similar continuity as well.

“We have a fun opportunity here, and that’s to create our own continuity. A continuity that will grow more and more expansive as the Marvel Podcast Universe expands,” Percy said. “There are glimmers that people will recognize, references to Weapon X and wartime Logan, Japan and past relationships that he’s had. But he himself is not able to really work through his moth-eaten memory until the conclusion of this first season.”

Wolverine: The Long Night will launch on Stitcher Premium in Spring 2018, before becoming available in other podcast platforms in the fall.

Drew Bagay

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