Spotify to create original narrative podcasts based on DC characters

Spotify, Warner Bros. and DC have announced a new multi-year deal to produce and distribute an original slate of narrative scripted podcasts. The trio will produce a slate of original scripted podcasts based on DC Comics, the home of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. Under the deal’s terms, Spotify will have a first look option at original scripted narrative DC podcasts, including shows based on the comic book publishers vast library of characters. According to the announcement, the initial slate of projects under the partnership will also draw from Warner Bros.’ broader collection of characters and properties for additional programming as well as create new collaborative properties. The partnership will be led by Warner Bros,  Blue Ribbon Content executive vice president and of Warner Bros. Animation alternative programming Peter Girardi, who will serve as the creative lead along with Warner Bros. Digital Networks senior vice president, business strategy and operations Robert Steele, who will be in charge of strategic business aspects of the collaboration. The listenership of podcasts on Spotify has soared over that span. Warner Bros, meanwhile, gets to experiment with a new medium. The studio has already released many successful movies and TV shows based on its DC Comics.