Podcast producer Glisten+ (a portmanteau of “great” and “listen”) launched Tuesday with two initial programs, part of a larger slate of scripted fare that it plans to roll out in the coming weeks.
The first original series include the young adult-geared “Can’t Relax,” about a relaxation app that secretly places murderous messages into the brains of its teen listeners. The supernatural thriller features Olivia Trujillo (“For All Mankind”), Andre Robinson (“Cheaper by the Dozen”) and Patrick Labyorteaux (“NCIS”).
The other show is fantasy adventure “League of Wonder,” which follows a Yorkshire terrier who teams up with a rag-tag group of animal heroes to rescue Dorothy Gale and a pair of magical slippers. The show stars Donovan Patton (“Blue’s Clues), Makgotso M (“The Woman King”), Eric Petersen (“Kevin Can F**k Himself”) and Robbie Jarvis (“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”).
“We are so proud of the ever-growing team of incredible actors from both Hollywood and abroad that are lending their voices and passion to our scripted podcasts,” said Glisten+ founders Sheila Stapanek and Adam Jay Epstein said in a statement.
Among other upcoming entries, Glisten+ has partnered with Brotherwise Games, the company behind the table-top game Boss Monster, to create scripted podcast series “Boss Monster Adventures,” which is scheduled to be released Nov. 6.
“We think the story that Glisten+ has crafted will delight listeners, and we’re excited to see what future adventures might be in store for our characters,” Chris O’Neal, CEO of Brotherwise Games, said in a statement.
Eight additional completed series that Glisten+ plans to release in the coming months including horror series “The Dispossessed” (October 2023), R-rated comedy “Best Party Ever” (December 2023), family adventure “American Leprechaun” (January 2024), toddler podcast “Listen Pup” (February 2024) comic adventure “The Figgets” (March 2024), horror series”Foster” (April 2024), romantic drama “Lasting” (May 2024) and superhero series”Backbeat” (June 2024).