Meet Cute to Release Five Rom-Com audio shows exclusively on Wondery+
Beginning today, Meet Cute will make five hit rom-com shows available exclusively on Wondery+. These top-performing audio shows include Mile High, Exes for End Times, Dump Him!, Kerri, and Christmasuzannukkah, and highlight the unexpected ways love shows up in our modern lives. Each original show has six episodes, except for Mile High which has three. All 27 episodes are now available exclusively on Wondery+.
"With the holidays fast approaching, our team is thrilled to bring these cinematic shows to a new audience with Wondery Plus,” said Naomi Shah, Founder and CEO of Meet Cute. “I’m sure everyone will find a new favorite rom-com in this slate!”
In Christmasuzannukkah, Noah (played by Noah Galvin of The Good Doctor and Theatre Camp) must contend with his eccentric family for the holidays. His mom, Suzanne (played by Amy Sedaris of The Mandalorian and BoJack Horseman), is a well-known journalist who, come the holidays, is never not baking a cake or building a wreath or wrapping a present in an effort to avoid intimacy with her children. His sister, Sam, is always on some social justice crusade that makes him feel like a bad person. And he’s never gotten along with his brother and sister-in-law, who now only have eyes for their new baby. Suzanne likes nothing more than to introduce someone new to her very own holiday and Noah hardly has time to be annoyed that handsome stranger Eric fits in the family better than he does because – in the barrage of things everyone wants to know about Eric – a bombshell: Eric has a boyfriend. Everyone learns what an open relationship is, except Noah, who learns that Christmasuzannukkah could be a whole lot worse than he’s ever imagined.
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Kerri (played by The Sex Lives of College Girls’ Pauline Chalamet) believes true love is a war of attrition. You’ve got to kiss a lot of frogs before you meet your prince. Yes, her latest date’s Hinge profile only had shirtless pics, but how was Kerri to know that policy extended into all areas of his life? Kerri is soon commiserating with best friend, Mark, who sets up a challenge: if Kerri lets him vet her every date, she’ll find her man–one month, max. But Kerri’s not giving in so quickly. If Mark’s so good at dating, why won’t he take the next step and move in with his “perfect” girlfriend, Amanda? The best friends agree to it. By the end of the month – one of them will step into their happily ever after. Or will their own chemistry get in the way?
In Dump Him!, college sophomore Ruby proves that her alter ego – radio love expert Venus Rising – has impact by breaking up all the campus couples. By day, Ruby (played by Minnie Mills of Amazon’s The Summer I Turned Pretty), is your average jaded college sophomore. By night, she’s Venus – the anonymous campus radio’s relationship expert dispensing advice to lovelorn undergraduates. When Ruby’s boss tells her he’s replacing her with an a cappella hour, Ruby tells that night’s caller to dump her boyfriend. Impact achieved: the next morning, campus Queen Bee Paige has dumped high school sweetheart and fellow a cappella star, Parker, who decides to track down Venus and expose her true identity. And he knows just where to go for help: resident nerd and big-time nobody, Ruby.
Exes For End Times is about what happens when exes Rosemary and Ben are forced to live together during the lockdown. It’s March, 2020 in New York City and a month since Rosemary and Ben called it quits. Rosemary is ready to kickstart an illustrious career in London, while Ben is looking to nest and start a family, stat. It’s an amicable split…ish. Amicable enough that when Rosemary’s plans for Europe get put on indefinite hold thanks to the novel coronavirus, she can proposition Ben: let’s quarantine together, then go our separate ways once lockdown ends. Ben, a documentary filmmaker with an income that’s tenuous in the best of times, agrees. He needs someone to split rent with. Evolved millennials, the exes set some ground rules: shared sanitizer but separate beds, they’ll both date other people (via Zoom), and keep things utilitarian. It’s only a few weeks, right?
Mile High follows two strangers – Brynn and James – who, when their afternoon flight to Las Vegas starts to plummet, join the Mile High Club, only to find that their plane doesn’t crash and one of them is engaged to be married. By a twist of fate, they meet up again at Brynn’s bachelorette party and connect enough to make Brynn realize that taking a chance on a sexy stranger is better than settling for Mr. Wrong.
Series episodes will drop as a binge release and will be available exclusively and ad-free on Wondery+ starting November 21st. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery app or on Apple Podcasts for exclusive and ad-free listening.
About Meet Cute
Meet Cute launched in 2020 and quickly became a top fiction podcast in the U.S. To date, their rom-com incubator has created more than 500 evergreen stories from a diverse slate of top-tier creatives and talent, like actress Bridgerton’s Charithra Chandran, Partner Track’s Arden Cho, Pretty Little Liars author Sara Shepard, and The Summer I Turned Pretty’s Minnie Mills. Each month, Meet Cute produces an original, cinematic audio romantic comedy in six episodes.
Given the breadth of their library, Meet Cute takes creative risks in both form and content, such as point of view switching and genre-bending (e.g., scifi, fantasy, and horror rom-coms). They use data-backed insights from their audience by tracking hundreds of tags (like plot points, settings, tropes, and relationship types) to inform which stories to tell next. Meet Cute has also secured a number of movie and TV development deals, including one with wiip (producer of Dickinson and Mare of Easttown) to adapt a select number of Meet Cute stories into television series anthology.
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