Bobby Cannavale, Daphne Rubin-Vega to Star in Horror Podcast From Gimlet Media
The podcast company's fall slate includes interview show 'Without Fail,' hosted by Alex Blumberg, and a collaboration with New York Magazine's The Cut.
Gimlet Media is jumping into the horror genre.
The podcast company is prepping the October premiere of its first scripted horror series, The Horror of Dolores Roach, as part of its fall slate of programming. Other projects include an interview show with Gimlet co-founder Alex Blumberg and a collaboration with New York Magazine's The Cut.
Starring Daphne Rubin-Vega (Smash) and Bobby Cannavale (Homecoming), Dolores Roach will tell the story of a woman who returns to her New York City neighborhood to find that things have dramatically changed during her 16 years in prison. With her boyfriend missing and family long gone, Dolores (Rubin-Vega) is only recognized by her old stoner friend Luis (Cannavale), who gives her room and board and lets her give massages for cash in the basement apartment under his empanada shop. But when Dolores' newfound stability is threatened, she is driven to extreme measures and leaves a string of strangled massage clients in her wake.
The series, which premieres Oct. 17 on Apple Podcasts, features an expansive voice cast that includes Abigail Spencer, Richard Kind, Margaret Cho and Vanessa Williams.
Dolores Roach hails from writer Aaron Mark. It is the first project under Gimlet executive producer of scripted fiction Mimi O'Donnell.
Also on the lineup for fall is Without Fail: Conversations With Alex Blumberg, which premieres Oct. 1 on Apple Podcasts. The show will see Blumberg return to the microphone for the first time since he hosted the early seasons of StartUp. Now, he'll interview a person who has taken a big bet and either won or lost. Guests will include Golden State Warriors player Andre Iguodala, Groupon founder Andrew Mason and and GirlBoss' Sophia Amoruso.
In an effort to expand its programming into new areas, Gimlet is also teaming with New York Magazine for The Cut on Tuesdays, which will focus on conversations about issues that matter to women. The Cut senior editor Molly Fischer will host and will be joined by a rotating cast of writers and editors for the publication, including Rebecca Traister, Allison P. Davis, Anna Silman, Gabriella Paiella, Emilia Petrarca and Madeleine Aggeler. The Cut Editor-in-Chief Stella Bugbee will also make appearances. The Cut on Tuesdays premieres Oct. 16 on all podcast platforms.
Rounding out the programming slate is Heavyweight, which will return for a new season Oct. 4. This season, creator Jonathan Goldstein will help a woman find her missing ex-boyfriend so she can tell him he's a dad and try to prove whether Rob Corddry broke his arm as a kid or just lost his marbles as an adult.
The new programming joins an existing slate of podcasts that include StartUp, Reply All and Crimetown. The Brooklyn-based company is also behind limited series The Habitat and scripted series Homecoming.