We don’t usually turn individual podcast news items into TVWriter™ posts, but this one is special.
We believe the fact that a major film company like Steven Spielberg’s Amblin’ Partners is making Cynthia Erivo’s fiction podcast, Carrier, into a major film is a major leap forward for fiction podcasting (AKA audio fiction) in general.
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by Dave McNary
The Oscar nominee will star in and produce the sci-fi thriller for Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners. The movie is based on the podcast “Carrier,” created by audio studio QCode and Dan Blank, who will also write and direct the film.
Erivo will reprise her role from the podcast as Raylene, a truck driver who accepts an off-the-books long-haul trucking assignment to cover for her ill father. She soon realizes that her mysterious cargo is a threat to the world and various forces begin targeting her to control or destroy it. She starred in and co-produced the seven-episode season of “Carrier.”
“It’s an absolute pleasure to be able to bring this podcast to the screen and marks the beginning of a new adventure in creativity for me as a producer,” Erivo said.
Erivo was nominated for a best actress Oscar for her role in “Harriet….”