Netflix to launch first original scripted podcast
PRESS RELEASE — November 1, 2019
Today, Netflix has announced it’s to launch its first original scripted podcast, with Spotify.
It is a 6-episode narrative, and first-of-a-kind play, designed to be a fictional, in-world companion podcast to go along with the new post-apocalyptic YA Netflix TV series “Daybreak” entitled “The Only Podcast Left- Daybreak.” Showrunner and head writer Aron Coleitethe is on board as an executive producer. The podcast will branch off from season 1 to tell a story of where a group of teens decide to make a podcast during an apocalypse. Check out the promotional audio trailer HERE.
A launch date of Nov. 7 has been earmarked for the podcast, which will stream exclusively on Spotify until Dec. 12, before becoming available on all other platforms.
Show Description: It’s post-apocalyptic Glendale. The Jocks, Cheermazons, STEM Punks, Disciples of Kardashia, and more are battling for dominance in the valley. And after you tear through Daybreak Season 1, you’ll want to meet the A.V. Club. They’re a group of kids who survived the apocalypse by using their skills to rig cameras and spy on warring tribes all over the valley. And now they’re making a show about it, while juggling their own personal drama and trying to stay alive as mutant pugs, ghoulies, and a mysterious new tribe all try to kill their vibe. It’s The Only Podcast Left.
“Netflix is an amazing creative partner. When they asked us to do a narrative podcast in the Daybreak world, we came back with the most insane idea we could think of and they didn’t even blink. In fact they got even more excited about what we were trying to create,” said Coleite.
“We love how podcasts give creators more freedom to explore and go deeper into elements of their stories, and we see original scripted podcasts as the next level in world exploration. With ‘Daybreak,’ it’s a world ripe for that,” said Rae Votta, podcast lead for the Netflix brand and editorial team. “If the Daybreak tribes can play video games after the apocalypse, we figured they could also be creating a podcast! This one was especially fun as it’s playing into the meta nature of it all and explores what makes a podcast.. by making a podcast.”Netflix’s other podcasts include: “Present Company with Krista Smith,” wherein the former Vanity Fair West Coast Editor and newly-minted Netflix consultant sits with megastars and tastemakers like Eddie Murphy, Marta Kauffman, Mary J. Blige and TED Talk supernova Brene Brown. Moreover, “Strong Black Legends,” where podcast star Tracy Clayton talks to formative black creators and icons like comedian Jackée Harry and director Robert Townsend. Also, “You Can’t Make This Up,” which gives a behind-the-scenes look at how nonfiction filmmakers got their compelling true crime stories.
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