'Wolverine' Podcast Returning for Season 2
Following the initial 10-episode run of the scripted podcast Wolverine: The Long Night earlier this year, Marvel Entertainment and podcast platform Stitcher have announced a second season to debut in winter 2019, titled Wolverine: The Lost Trail.
The second season will follow Wolverine to New Orleans after the dramatic climax of Wolverine: The Long Night, where he discovers that a number of mutants and humans have gone missing in the city. Setting out to investigate, he’ll run into two names familiar to longtime X-Men comic book fans: Jason Wyngarde and Remy LeBeau, better known as the villainous Mastermind and the cajun thief Gambit, respectively.
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Richard Armitage reprise his role as the eponymous Logan for the show’s second year, with additional castmembers including Bill Irwin and Blair Brown. Bill Heck (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) will take on the role of LeBeau.
Also returning for The Lost Trail is the creative team behind The Long Night, including novelist Benjamin Percy, director Brendan Baker and sound designer Chloe Prasinos.
“Fans reacted so powerfully and positively to season one that we really had no choice — we had to keep the story and the characters alive (well, most of them) for another season,” Stitcher chief content officer Chris Bannon said Monday in a statement. “Fortunately, the outstanding creative team that made season one so memorable signed on right away! And I couldn't hope for a better cast of great voices, including Richard Armitage as Logan. Together, they're making a story Marvel fans will listen to over and over, I know.”
As with Long Night, episodes will debut exclusively on Stitcher before being released to additional podcast platforms later in the year.
by Hilary Lewis
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