Hey Wolverine fans — want some more scripted podcast content? Look no further! Marvel and Stitcher announced on Monday, Nov. 5 that they are releasing a second season of their critically-acclaimed Wolverine series, their first-ever scripted podcast, in 2019. Wolverine: The Lost Trail follows Wolverine: The Long Night and features actor Richard Armitage reprising his role as Logan for the 10-episode second season.
“After seeing the overwhelming support for Marvel’s Wolverine: The Long Night, we are excited to introduce listeners to another unique audio storytelling experience,” said Dan Buckley, President of Marvel, in a statement. “Marvel’s Wolverine: The Lost Trail will continue expanding Logan’s story and introduce more elements of the Marvel Universe. We look forward to expanding our content for Marvel fans and the scripted podcast community.”
Per the press release, “Marvel’s Wolverine: The Lost Trail is an epic quest that takes place in the Louisiana bayou. Following the events of Marvel’s Wolverine: The Long Night, Logan returns to New Orleans in search of redemption, only to discover that his ex-lover, Maureen is nowhere to be found. And she’s not the only one. Dozens of humans and mutants have gone missing, including the mother of a teenage boy, Marcus Baptiste. With Weapon X in close pursuit, Logan and Marcus must team up and follow a trail of clues that leads them deep into the gothic heart of the bayou, where they encounter biker gangs, Cajun thieves and a world of wonders that defies explanation. It is here that they find Greenhaven — a backwater refuge run by a powerful mutant named Jason Wyngarde.”
In addition to Armitage, Wolverine: The Lost Trail will star the voice talents Bill Irwin (Legion) as Jason Wyngard, Bill Heck (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) as Remy LeBeau and Blaire Brown (Orange is the New Black) as Bonnie Roach. Episodes will premiere on Stitcher, a premium podcast service, in winter 2019 with a planned wider release across podcasting services for later in the year.
Wolverine: The Lost Trail will be scripted by award-winning comic book author Ben Percy (The Dark Net, Red Moon), with Wolverine: The Long Night director Brendan Baker and sound designer Chloe Prasinos returning to the series. Marvel’s Daniel Fink and Chloe Wilson will co-produce with Stitcher’s Jenny Radelet.
Ahead of the second season premiere, listeners can catch up right now on the first nine episodes of Wolverine: The Long Night via any major podcast platform or device. The season finale will premiere on Wednesday, Nov. 7.
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