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‘Batman Unburied’ audio drama launching globally May 3rd with forensic pathologist Bruce Wayne

‘Batman Unburied’ to debut on May 3, 2022, exclusively on Spotify.

Press Release

Warner Bros. and Spotify have officially announced a global launch date for their new original audio drama Batman Unburied. The audio series will premiere across 9 markets on May 3rd with eight adaptations of the original English-language script, developed for Brazil, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, and Mexico.

Each version features fully localized casts, production teams, and adapted scripts. Joining the previously announced US Batman, Winston Duke, are actors 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).

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Its also been reported Hasan Minhaj will play Riddler and Jason Isaacs will play Alfred. Screenrant did a nice write-up on all the casting.

“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 & Advertising Business Officer. “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’ audio drama

Batman in the U.S. version, Winston Duke.

So what’s Batman Unburied about?

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.

Check out the official cover art for the audio series below.

‘Batman Unburied’ audio drama

This is great for fans who highly anticipated Batman Unburied, especially since it was originally slated to debut in 2021.

“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,” said Peter Girardi, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Warner Bros. Animation. “I could not have asked for a better way to kick off our creative partnership with Spotify.”

Check out a smattering of the actors who you’ll hear in the U.S. audio drama below including Ashley Burch, John Rhys Davies, Jason Isaacs, Sam Witwer, Lance Reddick, Winston Duke, Hasan Minhaj, Jessica Marie Garcia, Toks Olagundoye, Gina Rodriguez, Emmy Raver, and Jim Pirri.

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

LOS ANGELES, Calif., (April 5, 2022) – Today, Spotify (NYSE: SPOT), Warner Bros., and DC announced the global launch date for their new original audio series, Batman Unburied with the release of the US trailer available now on Spotify.Premiering on May 3, 2022, Batman Unburied will be the first project to debut as part of Spotify’s multi-year agreement with Warner Bros., and DC. The partnership will leverage DC’s vast library of iconic characters in new Spotify podcasts to unite fans around the world in an unforgettable audio experience.

Batman Unburied will premiere globally with eight adaptations of the original English-language script, developed for  Brazil, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, and Mexico. Each iteration will feature local original talent and production teams, and the adapted scripts are specifically crafted to reflect the culture and language that remains true to the core story.

“With the global launch of Batman Unburied, we are excited to bring the iconic franchise and the legacy of Batman to ourhundreds of millions of listeners around the world,” said Dawn Ostroff, Chief Content & Advertising Business Officer. “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.”

The global Batman Unburied teams are eager to bring Executive Producer David S. Goyer’s story to life and have cast the following actors to join as Batman alongside the previously announced US Batman, Winston Duke: 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). Production for the series is currently underway in all markets.

“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,” said Peter Girardi, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Warner Bros. Animation. “I could not have asked for a better way to kick off our creative partnership with Spotify.”

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.

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