Winston Duke is moving from Wakanda to Gotham City as he will voice Batman in the upcoming Spotify series, Batman Unburied.
Announced in Sept. 2020, David S. Goyer has been writing an all-new Batman podcast series for Spotify that will be entitled Batman Unburied.
At the time of the announcement, no casting was avaialble, but now we know who will play the caped crusader himself. Winston Duke, best-known for playing the imposing M’Baku in Black Panther, will be voicing Batman for this project. He will also be joined by Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter series) as Alfred.
Along with the casting announcement, a new logline was released for the project:
When audiences meet Bruce Wayne he is a forensic pathologist, working in the bowels of Gotham Hospital and tasked with examining the victims of The Harvester, a gruesome serial killer preying on Gotham’s citizens. Not only will the superhero be forced to face his own mental demons, but he will also have to overcome them in order to save the citizens of Gotham as his alter-ego Batman.
“I’ve been a fan of narrative podcasts for some time and was looking for the right story—returning to Batman seems like the perfect opportunity,” Goyer said in a statement when the project was first announced. “We’ll be using the unique advantages of audio to dig into the more nightmarish members of the Dark Knight’s Rogues Gallery.”
“David Goyer is an exceptional talent, and we can think of no better leader to leverage the infinite possibilities of podcasting to bring the nearly three hundred million Spotify users around the world a Batman saga for the ages,” shared Dawn Ostroff, Spotify’s Chief Content and Advertising Business Officer.
Batman has appeared in radio dramas before including The Adventures of Superman, and most recently in two BBC audio dramas, 1989’s Batman: The Lazarus Syndrome and 1994’s Batman: Knightfall.