The promised podcast from Spotify is almost ready to launch. The streamer announced that DC Comics and Warner Bros. bet on “Batman Unburied”, which will debut worldwide soon.
The series will feature Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl) who will seek the help of The Riddler to understand why Bruce Wayne can’t remember the role of Batman and hopefully convince him to fight a serial killer who wreaks havoc. in Gotham City.
Winston Duke (M’Baku, in “Black Panther”) will play Bruce Wayne in the English podcast. The cast also includes John Rhys-Davies, Lance Reddick (John Wick), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) and Ashly Burch (Horizon Forbidden West), among others. Spotify also promises adapted versions and local players for Brazil, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and Mexico.
Exclusive podcasts, Spotify’s new find
The launch comes almost two years after Spotify revealed for the first time that it has a multi-year contract with DC and Warner Bros. to produce exclusive podcasts.
It’s unclear why the launch has been so long overdue, but the recent avalanche of commercials is meant to make up for it as Spotify’s podcast offerings finally become a reality.
Meghan Markle’s first podcast series, for example, arrives on Spotify almost two years after she and Prince Harry reached a concrete agreement with the streaming audio giant.
Whatever the reasons behind the postponement, “Batman Unburied” could be a moment of glory for Spotify and test whether or not the DC / Warner collaboration was worth the effort, but it could also indicate whether Spotify’s search for exclusive podcasts is prolific.
“Batman Unburied” will be released on Spotify on May 3, 2022.