On May 3, Batman Unburied made its Spotify debut. For the unversed, Batman Unburied is a scripted audio series. The series immediately climbed to the top of Spotify’s global rankings and held the top place for more than two weeks in 11 markets. The series was created and executive produced by David S. Goyer, and it starred Black Panther’s Winston Duke as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
Bruce Wayne is a forensic pathologist at Gotham Hospital, which is run by his father, in the first ten episodes of the first season. In the first few episodes of Batman Unburied, Thomas and Martha Wayne are still alive, but subsequent episodes show that Bruce is suffering from a disturbed mental condition and that not everything is as it seems. Now, Spotify’s Batman Unburied podcast has been renewed for a second season.
Spotify renews Batman Unburied for the second season
Batman, played by Winston Duke, will continue to battle. Spotify (via Variety) has confirmed the second season of David S. Goyer’s Batman Unburied podcast is now in the works, with Black Panther actor Duke returning to voice the Dark Knight. The announcement was made about a month after the show’s first 10-episode run concluded. Recently at Cannes Lions, Spotify made the announcement during its “Dive Into the Batman Audio Universe” panel. While a specific release date for the second season of Batman Unburied was not given, it was noted that the new season would be “coming soon”.
During the panel, Winston Duke talked about how the podcast’s first season’s diverse cast gave these enduring characters new perspectives. This was especially true for Bruce Wayne/Batman.
“It’s always been joked that Bruce Wayne’s superpower has been white privilege and I had to go through this period of really imagining and setting myself free to find a way in – this man who completely distrusts the justice system so much that he decides to take it into this own hands – this feels a lot more than the diasporic Black experience that I knew,” Duke said.
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Read the official synopsis for Season 1 here: “When audiences meet Bruce Wayne, he is a forensic pathologist, working in the bowels of Gotham Hospital and tasked with examining the victims of The Harvester, a gruesome serial killer preying on Gotham’s citizens. Not only will the superhero be forced to face his own mental demons, but he will also have to overcome them in order to save the citizens of Gotham as his alter-ego, Batman.”
Source – Variety