As we’ve mentioned previously, Marvel have been running their first ever scripted podcast on Stitcher Premium, and it’s been an X-Files-ish and noirish tale set in the Pacific Northwest featuring a fan-favorite clawed hero.
In Wolverine: The Long Night, 10 episodes have reached their finale recently, and you can now listen to them all. However, in September 2018, the entire podcast will also be released across all podcast platforms more widely.
The podcast has been garnering praise for story, sound production, voice acting, and its hybrid of mystery and fantasy.
Dan Silver, head of platforms and content for Marvel New Media, says:
As our first scripted podcast, we are thrilled by the overwhelming response from critics and fans alike. With all 10 episodes now available on Stitcher Premium, fans can listen to ‘Wolverine: The Long Night’ in a complete, fully-realized experience that no other medium can offer. As our storytelling continues to grow and evolve, we are excited to explore other opportunities in this space.
In the finale, Logan and the Agents finally have their “face to face”, and Pierce and Marshall each have to make their hardest decision yet. Sally Pierce (Celia Keenan-Bolger) and Tad Marshall (Ato Essandoh) are agents who arrive in the fictional town of Burns, Alaska, to investigate a series of murders and a possible serial killer. The agents team up with deputy Bobby Reid (Andrew Keenan-Bolger) to investigate their main suspect, Logan (Richard Armitage). Their search leads them deeper into the corruption of the town.
Armitage explains about Logan’s role:
This is an extremely visual and visceral story. For Logan, this is a journey of self-discovery, laced with abhorrence. He’s a man of action rather than words – a dynamic character who is at odds with his own existence. As we get to know him over 10 episodes, it appears that he’s getting to know himself. His power is his downfall, and his revelation about how to use that power and reconcile with his self-perceived rotten decayed soul builds the complexity of his character. I’m a sucker for a great story, and I really enjoyed the writing for this series. I hope fans feel the same.
Wolverine: The Long Night was written by comic book author Ben Percy (The Wilding, Red Moon) and directed by Brendan Baker (formerly a producer for Radiotopia’s “Love & Radio”) with sound design by Chloe Prasinos (formerly a producer for Gimlet’s “Reply All”). The series is produced by Daniel Fink of Marvel and Jenny Radelet of Stitcher.
For more information, visit www.wolverinepodcast.com.