HBO Max doesn’t want to be left behind when it comes to podcasting. In recent months we learned that Netflix will take a step forward to gain a presence in a sector usually dominated by Apple and Spotify. The constant growth of audio content suggests that there is still room for other competitors, including streaming video services. So that, HBO Max will also try his luck in podcasts, and he will do it with Batman.
The aforementioned platform can boast a wide catalog of franchises, many of which are entertainment references. However, taking advantage of them in movies and series is only part of his ambitious plan. HBO Max announced that their first podcast will be Batman: The Audio Adventures.
As collected The Verge, Batman: The Audio Adventures will be a scripted adventure. It will have as protagonists Jeffrey Wright Y Rosario Dawson, who will play Batman and Batwoman, respectively. In Wright’s case, this isn’t the first time he’s joined forces with WarnerMedia and HBO Max. In the past we saw it in Westworld and will soon play Commissioner Gordon in The Batman, the Matt Reeves film that will be released on March 4, 2022.
For her part, Rosario Dawson is one of the most popular actresses today. This is, of course, due to his role as Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian. In fact, the character will have his own series on Disney Plus.
Batman: The Audio Adventures will be totally exclusive to the HBO Max apps, so it won’t be available on podcast services like Spotify or Apple Podcasts, to name a few. The above, obviously, should not surprise anyone, since companies are not going to give up content in which they are investing a large amount of money.
Joshua Walker, chief strategy officer at HBO Max, acknowledged that your first steps in the podcast industry is a learning path. “We see it as something we will learn from and we will see how it develops over time as we move forward,” he said. His words make us think that, although Batman: The Audio Adventures it will be a strong bet, other franchises are not guaranteed to get on the same bandwagon. Everything will obviously depend on the reception of the public.