Marvel and Stitcher to launch second season of scripted podcast, Marvel’s ‘Wolverine: The Lost Trail’
PRESS RELEASE — November 6, 2018 · 3.3 minutes to read
New York City NY, USA—Marvel and top podcast listening service and content network Stitcher (“Heaven’s Gate,” “Katie Couric”) announced Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Lost Trail,” marking the second season for the critically-acclaimed scripted podcast series. The 10-episode second season will be available exclusively on Stitcher Premium starting in winter 2019. It will be released widely across all podcast platforms later in the year.
Following the incredible fan reception of Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Long Night,” Richard Armitage (“The Hobbit”) will reprise his role as Logan in Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Lost Trail.”
Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Lost Trail” is an epic quest that takes place in the Louisiana bayou. Following the events of Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Long Night,” Logan (Richard Armitage) returns to New Orleans in search of redemption, only to discover that his ex-lover, Maureen is nowhere to be found. And she's not the only one. Dozens of humans and mutants have gone missing, including the mother of a teenage boy, Marcus Baptiste. With Weapon X in close pursuit, Logan and Marcus must team up and follow a trail of clues that leads them deep into the gothic heart of the bayou, where they encounter biker gangs, Cajun thieves and a world of wonders that defies explanation. It is here that they find Greenhaven -- a backwater refuge run by a powerful mutant named Jason Wyngarde.
“After seeing the overwhelming support for Marvel’s ‘Wolverine: The Long Night,’ we are excited to introduce listeners to another unique audio storytelling experience,” said Dan Buckley, President of Marvel. “Marvel’s ‘Wolverine: The Lost Trail’ will continue expanding Logan’s story and introduce more elements of the Marvel Universe. We look forward to expanding our content for Marvel fans and the scripted podcast community.”
The show’s cast includes notable actors Bill Irwin (“Legion”) as Jason Wyngarde, Bill Heck (“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”) as Remy LeBeau, and Blair Brown (“Orange is the New Black”) as Bonnie Roach.
“Fans reacted so powerfully and positively to season one that we really had no choice–we had to keep the story and the characters alive (well, most of them) for another season,” said Chris Bannon, Chief Content Officer of Stitcher. “Fortunately, the outstanding creative team that made season one so memorable signed on right away! And I couldn't hope for a better cast of great voices, including Richard Armitage as Logan. Together, they're making a story Marvel fans will listen to over and over, I know.”
The process behind the making of Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Lost Trail” will continue to bring Marvel’s storytelling expertise into the podcasting world, breaking new ground for the medium and immersing listeners into the story through ambisonic — or fully surround-sound — environments and technology.
Award-winning comic book author Ben Percy (“The Dark Net,” “Red Moon”), director Brendan Baker (“Wolverine: The Long Night”) sound designer Chloe Prasinos (“Wolverine: The Long Night”) will return the series, produced by Daniel Fink and Chloe Wilson of Marvel and Jenny Radelet of Stitcher.
The first nine episodes of Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Long Night” are now available on all major podcast platforms and devices. Listeners can tune in to the season one finale on Wednesday, November 7.
For more information on Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Lost Trail,” sign up for updates at www.wolverinepodcast.com.
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. ©2018 MARVEL
Stitcher is the best place to listen to, produce and monetize podcasts. The Stitcher app is one of the world’s most popular podcast listening platforms, with a growing network of original content and a premium subscription service. Stitcher is also parent to Midroll, the leading podcast advertising network representing over 300 of the world’s largest podcasts. And, it is home to top-ranked comedy podcast network Earwolf. With offices in Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco, Midroll was founded in 2010 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).
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