Entertainment Topic Studios, Audible Strike Podcast Production Deal (Exclusive)
RuPaul's Drag Race champ Shea Couleé to host America's Next Top Model podcast
The All-Stars winner gets emotional in an exclusive interview about exploring Tyra Banks' reality show alongside fellow Drag Race and ANTM alums Raja and Peppermint, as well as models from the hit reality series. Alaska and Willam serve as producers. EW can exclusively reveal that the All-Stars 5 champion and Savage X Fenty runway model will bring fashion-forward goodness into the world with the launch of America's Next Top Model-themed podcast Wanna Be On Top? The show is executive-produced by her fellow Drag Race alums Willam and Alaska through Moguls of Media and Forever Dog productions.
First Look Media’s Topic Studios has signed a slate development and production deal to produce four new Audible Original podcasts.
The first podcast for Audible Plus from the deal is The Messenger, where investigative journalist Shiv Malik talks to a newly radicalised Islamist, Hassan Butt, after the July 7, 2005 London bombings, often referred to as 7/7. Also in the pipeline is American ISIS, a portrait of Russell Dennison, a 38-year-old American who went from a dead-end job at a car dealership to becoming a fighter in The Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate.
And Spotlight producer Topic Studios is at work on the untitled Lauren Ober/Gorilla Project, about Koko the female gorilla who rubbed elbows with Mr. Rogers, Betty White and Robin Williams as a pop culture phenomenon; and The Space Within, featuring Dr. Madeline Wyle, an academic and psychologist specializing in trauma and PTSD as she explores the possibility humankind is not alone in the universe.
All four Audible Original podcasts will debut on Audible Plus, the all-you-can-listen subscription audio service. Topic Studios has partnered with other podcast platforms and producers, including iHeartRadio, WarnerMedia Podcast Network, Stitcher, Spoke Media and Transmitter Media.
Earlier podcasts from Topic Studios include Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu, Somebody, Anthem, Missing Richard Simmons and Headlong: Running from COPS and Headlong: Surviving Y2K.
Chris Pratt Fights for the Future in Explosive First Look at 'The Tomorrow War' .
J.K. Simmons, Yvonne Strahovski, Betty Gilpin and Sam Richardson also star in the action flick.In the year 2051, Earth is losing a battle with aliens who very much didn't come in peace. Pratt stars as Dan Forester, a high school teacher who is recruited by time travelers to transport into the future and fight for the fate of this planet.