Minnie Driver Leads Scripted Supernatural Podcast ‘The Lesser Dead’ – Deadline


EXCLUSIVE: Minnie Driver is moving into the scripted podcast world.

The Speechless star has been tapped to star in The Lesser Dead, a supernatural audio drama sequence.

Christopher Buehlman is adapting his personal novel – a couple of colony of vampires – for the audio medium.

The Lesser Dead comes from podcast studio Echoverse, which was launched in 2020 by Lloyd Braun’s Whalerock Industries, the manufacturing and consulting firm behind such unscripted sequence as Battlebots, Hyperdrive and Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness, and is run by former Syfy govt Mark Stern.

The e-book, which was printed in 2014, is about in 1978 New York City and stars Driver as Margaret McMannis, the formidable chief of a colony of vampires.

Narrated by considered one of McMannis’s clan, Joey Peacock, an irreverent, eternally-young 19-year-old who fairly actually by no means grew up. When a harmful new adversary enters their world, Margaret and Joey’s unconventional household of vampires should come collectively earlier than it’s too late.

Buehlman will govt produce with Driver and City Films Entertainment’s Joshua D. Maurer and Alixandre Witlin. The sequence might be produced by Salt Audio.

It is Driver’s first scripted podcast – she presently hosts the unscripted podcast Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver for iHeartMedia.

The Good Will Hunting actor will subsequent be seen in Searchlight Pictures’ biopic Chevalier and twentieth Century’s Rosaline and he or she just lately starred in Amazon’s function movie Cinderella and anthology sequence Modern Love. Her memoir, Managing Expectations, might be printed in May 2022.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring Chris’ compelling and unique story to life with Minnie and this first-rate production team. In fact, I can’t think of a more appropriate project to serve as Echoverse’s very first production,” mentioned Mark Stern, President of Echoverse.

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