Batman Unburied, the forthcoming David Goyer-produced scripted podcast series from DC Comics, Warner Bros., and Spotify, is coming to listeners’ ears very soon. The audio streaming platform announced today that the first episode of the series will drop on Tuesday, May 3rd. Along with release in English, localized adaptations for eight additional regions – Brazil, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, and Mexico – will also arrive that same day.
Along with the release date announcement, Spotify also released a new teaser image, seen above, for the Dark Knight’s podcast. An audio trailer has also been released – we’ll add the link to that once it’s available.
Here’s how Spotify describes the show:
Batman Unburied is a psychological thriller that will take listeners on a new journey deep into the mind of Bruce Wayne, introducing a slew of dark twists and turns with a number of classic Batman Super-Villains. 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 Wayne be forced to face his own mental demons, but he will also have to overcome them to save the citizens of Gotham as his alter-ego Batman.
For English-language listeners, Batman Unburied stars Winston Duke as Bruce Wayne/Batman, on the trail of Sam Witwer‘s The Harvester. Other English-language cast members include Jason Isaacs, Gina Rodriguez, John Rhys-Davies, Lance Reddick, Toks Olagundoye, Hassan Minhaj, Ashly Burch, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Jessica Marie Garcia, and Jim Pirri. For non English-language listeners, Batman will be played 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 is the first podcast to come out of a partnership between DC, WB, and Spotify, which sees the streamer produce and platform original scripted series based on the DC Comics characters. In a statement announcing the show’s global launch, Spotify Chief Content & Advertising Business Officer Dawn Ostroff waxed poetic on bringing the series to life:
“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. Through our extraordinary partnership with Warner Bros. and DC, we have the unique opportunity to usher in a new era of the universally beloved DC Super Heroes through the world of audio, voiced by all-star casts. The power of podcasts has never been more evident than it is with David Goyer’s spine chilling soundscape masterpiece that tells the transcendent story of the one and only Bruce Wayne.”
Batman Unburied debuts globally on Tuesday, May 3rd.