It looks as though we may soon be able to listen to new adventures of Superman and Batman on our morning commutes.
Warner Bros. and DC announced on Thursday that they have struck a deal with Spotify for exclusive, scripted podcasts. The narrative podcast deal is set to run for a minimum of three years and gives the streaming service a first-look deal with the two companies.
No shows have been announced as of yet.
“As we continue to see explosive growth in podcasting around the world, we are thrilled to partner with Warner Bros. to build this slate of programming drawn from the worlds of DC and WB,” commented Dawn Ostroff, Chief Content and Advertising Business Officer, Spotify, who continued: “We could not be more excited to be working with Robert, Peter and the entire Warner Bros. and DC teams to deliver new exclusive stories to the more than 286 million Spotify users.”
“Warner Bros. has been synonymous with compelling and unforgettable storytelling for nearly a century, and we’re continuing to expand that legacy across all types of media platforms for our fans,” said Robert Steele and Peter Girardi, in a joint statement. “Spotify’s deep engagement with its consumers and commitment to prioritizing their podcast vertical makes them an ideal partner in this endeavor. We’re excited to bring beloved characters and franchises from DC and Warner Bros. into this new world and to use our storytelling prowess to redefine what’s possible in the scripted audio space.”
There’s no word as of yet as to when we may see the first podcast released.