Amazon MGM to adapt Audible Original podcasts for TV & Film

27 MAR 2024

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Amazon MGM Studios announced plans to adapt a number of Audible Original podcasts for TV and film as part of a deal to co-develop and co-produce projects. The move includes the adaptation of podcasts including “The Prophecy”, “Hot White Heist”, “Nut Jobs”, “Oracle”, “Daniel X: Genesis” and “Words + Music and Breakthrough”.

Vernon Sanders, Head of Television, Amazon MGM Studios, said, “In this digital age, irresistible storytelling is emerging through a variety of mediums, and we are lucky to have engaging Originals debuting through our colleagues at Audible. These original podcasts have already engaged and entertained audiences and we look forward to developing a visual component to expand the storytelling.”

Randy McKinnon is attached to write supernatural thriller “The Prophecy”, which has been acquired by ABC Signature and Amazon MGM Studios as a one-hour drama series with Simpson Street, QCode and Station26 attached to produce. John Riggi and Adam Goldman are attached to adapt comedy “Hot White Heist” as a half-hour series with Broadway Video and Alan Cumming attached to produce alongside Amazon MGM Studios.

Rachel Ghiazza, Chief Content Officer at Audible, added: “All of the titles in this formidable slate of adaptations feature compelling and inspired narratives, well thought-out, complex characters, and will be brought to life by some of the most dynamic creatives in the industry. We believe that this is a pivotal and transformative moment for Audible and look forward to this next chapter with great anticipation.”

“Suits” duo Aaron Korsh and Rick Muirragui are behind heist drama “Nut Jobs”, which is in the works at MGM Television with Escape Artists attached to produce including executive producers Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, and Jordan Edelstein; with Marc Fennell and Sony Music Podcasts exec producing. Canadian FBI psychic podcast “Oracle” is in the works as an hour-long drama with Amazon MGM Studios, Jordan Feiner and 3 Arts Entertainment attached to produce.

Julian Simpson is attached to write sci-fi series “Temporal” as a one-hour drama from Amazon MGM Studios, Storypunk and Low Spark Television. “Daniel X: Genesis”, based on James Patterson’s series, is in the works as a one-hour drama from Amazon MGM Studios and James Patterson Entertainment. Music doc series “Words + Music” is being lined up as a docuseries from The Kennedy/Marshall Company. Unscripted series Breakthrough is in the works from MGM Alternative and At Will Media, executive produced by The Chainsmokers.