iHeartMedia is partnering with film and TV production company Blumhouse to produce a series of fictional podcasts for potential, future film and television development. The companies will collaborate to develop and produce scripted podcasts in the horror genre, ranging from suspenseful thrillers and murder mysteries to science fiction audio-plays. The launch is set for next year.
The first in the slate of co-produced podcasts is The Mantawauk Caves which weaves together narrative threads of a social drama and supernatural horror, following three boys who enter a cave in the Appalachian Mountains with only one making it out alive.
“We think fiction is one of the next big genres in podcasting, tapping into the incredible imaginative power we all have — the theater of the mind — and so we couldn’t be more excited to bring this slate of shows into the world, starting with The Mantawauk Caves,” said Conal Byrne, President of the iHeartPodcast Network.