Since transitioning from comedy to horror, Jordan Peele has brought genre stories to the big screen and the small – Get Out, We, No, Candyman, The Twilight Zone, Lovecraft Country, Wendell and savage, etc. Now he’s here to bring the horror straight to people’s ears, as he’s executive producer of what he hopes will be “the scariest podcast ever.” This podcast is called Loud quiet partand Variety reports that it will launch exclusively on Spotify on Tuesday, November 15. All twelve episodes of the show will be available to listen that day.
Produced by Spotify’s Gimlet Media and Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, Loud quiet part takes place before the Trump presidency and focuses on
Rick Egan, an alarmist right-wing radio host who lost his platform in the aftermath of 9/11 for spreading xenophobic rumors about a group of missing Muslim teenagers. Eight years later, a washed-out Egan crashes on the convention circuit when a mysterious woman offers a tantalizing revelation: one of the missing teenagers has reappeared. Egan embarks on a crusade for vindication and eventually strikes a Faustian bargain with a demonic, shape-shifting sonic monster known as “The Blank” – who feeds on hatred.
The voice cast includes Tracy Letts (The fisherman) as Rick Egan, Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) as Mysterious Woman, and Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live) like Le Blanc. Ariane Moayed (Succession) is also in the cast.
Peele serves as executive producer Loud quiet part with Monkeypaw’s Win Rosenfeld and Spotify’s Mimi O’Donnell. O’Donnell also directs the show, working from scripts written by Mac Rogers and Clay McLeod Chapman. Geoff Foster, Amy McLeish and Katie Pastore are the producers.
Peele provided the following statement: “I’m always looking for new ways to explore and innovate in genre storytelling. The potential of the audio was hugely appealing: by removing horror from all of its visuals, you can focus on evoking dread and unease in your listener’s ears on that intimate, visceral level. I wanted us to do the scariest podcast ever.“
Loud quiet part will use “an immersive audio and sound design to present “a haunting parable and unflinching examination of the current state of fear and division in America” that “explores the roots of our conspiracy-obsessed culture where misinformation now runs rampant” .“
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