Spotify has announced that its Batman Unburied podcast finally has a release date as well as casts in multiple countries.
Marking the first project of a multi-year deal between Warner Bros. and Spotify, it has been announced that Batman Unburied will debut on the service on May 3. In addition to a launch in the U.S., Brazil, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, and Mexico will also be receiving versions of the podcast. Each country’s version will feature local talent and production teams.
The English version of Batman Unburied will feature Winston Duke as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Hasan Minhaj as The Riddler, Sam Witwer as The Harvester, and Gina Rodriguez as Barbara Gordon, Lance Reddick as Thomas Wayne, Toks Olagundoye as Martha Wayne, Jason Isaacs as Alfred Pennyworth, John Rhys-Davies as Dr. Hunter, and Ashly Burch as Vicki Vale.
The international versions of Bruce Wayne/Batman will be voiced by Rocco Pitanga (Brazil), Dali Benssalah (France), Murathan Muslu (Germany), Amit Sadh (India), Ario Bayu (Indonesia), Claudio Santamaria (Italy), Ryohei Otani (Japan), and Alfonso Herrera (Mexico).
Batman Unburied will see Bruce Wayne working as a forensic pathologist in Gotham Hospital, where he’s tasked with examining the victims of The Harvester, a cannibalistic serial killer. Wayne must eventually overcome his own mental demons and assume his identity as Batman in order to save the city.
“With the global launch of Batman Unburied, we are excited to bring the iconic franchise and the legacy of Batman to our hundreds of millions of listeners around the world,” said Dawn Ostroff, chief content and advertising business officer.
Peter Girardi, EVP of alternative programming for Warner Bros. Animation, added, “David Goyer, this amazing cast and the entire ‘Batman Unburied’ team have created a Batman experience that stretches the narrative podcast medium to new levels along with your expectations on how immersive and compelling a Batman story can be. I could not have asked for a better way to kick off our creative partnership with Spotify.”
The series is directed by Alex Kemp and written by Eric Carrasco (Supergirl), Saladin Ahmed, Rebecca Klingel (The Haunting of Hill House), and Graham Westerson.