The trailer is out for Marvel’s new project collaboration with the audio content network, Stitcher, called Wolverine: The Long Night. A captivating hybrid of mystery and the larger-scale fantasy of the Marvel Universe starring Richard Armitage as the voice of Wolverine.
As we reported back in December, Wolverine: The Long Night will follow a pair of federal agents, Sally Pierce (voiced by Celia Keenan-Bolger) and Tad Marshall (Ato Essandoh), as they investigate a series of murders in the fictional town of Burns, Alaska. The violence of the deaths leads them to finger Logan as their primary suspect.
The trailer for the series’ first episode sets up the Alaska-bound location, as well as the investigators brought in to uncover the many dark secrets in the small town. While a murder is at the center of this mystery, writer Ben Percy is also dabbling in the supernatural and fantastical as well.
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The show’s cast also includes notable actors Scott Adsit, Bob Balaban, and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Other cast members in the series include actors Zoe Chao (The Comeback), Chaske Spencer (Longmire), Jordan Bridges (Rizzoli & Isles), David Call (The Magicians), Michael J. Burg (Orange Is the New Black), and Lannon Killea (Annie). Chris Gethard (Broad City) is set to make a cameo appearance.
Written by award-winning comic book author Ben Percy (The Wilding, Red Moon) and directed by Brendan Baker (Radiotopia’s Love & Radio), Stitcher and Marvel have assembled a writing and production team of veterans from both the comic book world and the podcasting industry to bring Wolverine: The Long Night to life.
“It’s very easy to turn up the volume on reality there. In addition to the crime investigation into the serial killer on the loose, there are also elements of the fantastic. And some of them have to do with Wolverine as his legend grows in this area, as people observe him bounding through the mists with packs of wolves; as they witness him save and end lives,” Percy said. “I’m also drawing from the Native legends in the area and from cultish mythology. There is a compound set up outside of the town of Burns, Alaska, where the Aurora cult is located. And it’s unclear at first whether they are implicated in the murders that are occurring here and whether they might have powers, as they purport to — a connection to and a control over the fabric of light that plays over the winter skies.”
Wolverine: The Long Night, the 10-episode series releases exclusively to Stitcher Premium on Monday, March 12.
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