SiriusXM and Marvel have announced a multi-year agreement where Marvel itself will create a number of exclusive podcasts for SiriusXM and Pandora. The new deal will mean that both scripted and unscripted series and themed live events will be premiering in 2020. SiriusXM and Pandora will debut many of the podcasts before they can be heard on other platforms.
Among the slate for the near future are four new scripted series, each of ten episodes, based around the characters of Wolverine, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and Star-Lord, as well as a fifth series in which all four team up. There will also be unscripted podcasts that look at Marvel’s legacy through “a modern-day lens of pop culture,” others dedicated to Marvel franchises, and regular talk shows with interviews featuring celebrities.
“Powerful stories are read, seen, and heard – and we believe audio is the next natural step to bring the Marvel Universe to fans around the world,” said Dan Buckley, President of Marvel Entertainment. “Storytelling has always been at the heart of Marvel’s success, and SiriusXM and Pandora have the right platform and expertise to bring Marvel’s rich tapestry of stories to listeners in a whole new way. We are excited to introduce an impressive roster of programming with SiriusXM and Pandora, and we can’t wait to share more details in the weeks and months to come.”
“Whether in movies, TV or other media, Marvel has been a success everywhere it goes, employing a level of quality and pop culture brilliance that organically draws massive audiences, and they are bringing that creative genius to SiriusXM and Pandora,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “We chose Marvel for our first major foray into creating original podcasts, and are thrilled to have Marvel create new audio programming and curate top quality podcasts for SiriusXM and Pandora. Under our new creative collaboration with Marvel, we’ll now provide our subscribers and listeners and Marvel fans a breadth and depth of podcasts that will be an immersive adventure into the iconic Marvel universe.”
When available, SiriusXM subscribers will be able to listen to all Marvel podcasts on connected devices. For more information, go to SiriusXM At Home.