Audacy’s Cadence13 Studios and Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions Partner to Create Scripted Comedy Podcasts
Audacy’s Cadence13 Studios today announced a partnership with Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning writer, actress, producer and director Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions – the production company behind hit shows including Russian Doll, Broad City and Harlem – for a 30-episode comedy franchise featuring stories that parody and pay homage to popular themes in the podcast space.
The franchise will be broken out into three seasons of 10 episodes. Each will focus on a central character and distinct theme; however, characters will make crossover appearances across stories and seasons.
The first installment in the partnership, Say More with Dr? Sheila, is slated to launch later this year. The 10-episode season stars Poehler as Dr? Sheila, a fictional therapist with questionable methods and credentials counseling a new couple every week. Though the season’s story arc will be scripted, the narrative will also feature improvisation by the series regulars as well as the company of esteemed actors and comedians who will appear as the couples seeking therapy.
Say More with Dr? Sheila will also be co-produced and written by Liz Cackowski and produced by Alice Stanley. The series will be Executive Produced by Amy Poehler, Liz Cackowski and Chris Corcoran.
Additional details on Say More with Dr? Sheila, as well as future seasons and stories, will be announced at a later date.
“We are huge fans of podcasts and we can’t wait to poke fun at all the things we love about them, and to do so with Cadence13,” said Amy Poehler and Liz Cackowski.
“They had me at Amy and Liz. From there came a brilliant concept that we absolutely wanted to be a part of,” said Chris Corcorcan, Chief Content Officer and Founding Partner, Cadence13. “Cadence13 is excited to bring this kind of hilarious and smart storytelling to the space, and we are so proud to be in this with Paper Kite.”
Amy Poehler is one of Hollywood’s most versatile and sought-after talents, with credits including actress, writer, executive producer, and bestselling author. Poehler, perhaps best known for her starring role on the Emmy-nominated NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation, can currently be seen as co-host alongside Maya Rudolph in the second season of Peacock’s Baking It, where she also serves as executive producer. Other recent projects include serving as co-creator, executive producer, and the lead voice of FOX’s animated series Duncanville, executive producer of Netflix’s Emmy-nominated series Russian Doll, Amazon’s Harlem and Adult Swim’s Three Busy Debras. In March 2022, Poehler made her documentary directorial debut with Amazon’s Emmy-winning documentary Lucy & Desi where she also executive produced alongside Imagine Documentaries & White Horse Pictures. She recently starred in and directed Netflix’s Moxie and appeared as co-host (alongside Nick Offerman) and executive producer of the hit crafting competition series Making It. She has several additional projects in development as part of her successful production company Paper Kite Productions, including the thriller-drama The Mother-In-Law, Peacock’s unscripted series The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning and the Netflix animated feature Steps.
Liz Cackowski is a writer, producer and actress whose credits include Girls 5 Eva, Wine Country, Last Man on Earth, Neighbors, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Community and Saturday Night Live.
Paper Kite Productions is a film, television and podcast production company founded by Amy Poehler. Paper Kite’s television series and films include Russian Doll, Difficult People, Broad City, Harlem, Moxie, Wine Country, Lucy & Desi, Baking It, Making It, Duncanville and the upcoming feature First Time Female Director, directed by Chelsea Peretti.
Follow Cadence13 on Twitter @Cadence13_ and Instagram @Cadence13. For more information, visit www.cadence13.com. Cadence13 is an Audacy company.
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