Audible has ordered four more comedy podcasts from “Saturday Night Live” producer Broadway Video and has renewed its LGBTQ action-comedy “Hot White Heist” — with an all-queer cast led by “SNL” cast member Bowen Yang — for a second season.
The additional programmes will launch on Audible later this month and continue through 2023, bringing the total number of Broadway Video projects at the Amazon-owned audio platform to 13 since the two companies first started collaborating more than three years ago.
All of the upcoming Broadway Video shows will be available as part of Audible Plus, the subscription service that starts at $7.95/month and provides unlimited access to thousands of audio titles. Season 2 of “Hot White Heist,” which Variety named one of the best new podcasts of 2021, is set to return for a second season in 2023.
A number of Audible’s original comedy will also be rereleased on popular third-party podcasting services beginning on October 3; these episodes will be free to listen to but contain advertisements. “Hot White Heist,” “Hit Job,” and “Heads Will Roll” from Broadway Video are among the titles, along with “Sorry Charlie Miller” and “Summer in Argyle.”
Here’s a rundown of other Broadway Video podcasts coming to Audible:
- Motivated! premieres Sept. 22, 2022; 10 episodes (approx. 5 hours)
- Past My Bedtime: An Oral History of the Fastest Failure in Late Night History” premieres Nov. 3, 2022; 10 episodes (approx. 5 hours).
- Michelle Rojas Is Not Okay premieres Feb. 9, 2023; 9 episodes (approx. 2.5 hours).
- Excessive premieres early 2023; 10 episodes (approx. 5 hours).
The upcoming titles will join the slate of scripted original comedy audio shows from the Audible and Broadway Video collaboration.
These include “Hit Job” starring Keke Palmer and Pete Davidson; “Escape From Virtual Island” starring Paul Rudd, Jack McBrayer, Amber Ruffin and Paula Pell; “Heads Will Roll,” created by and starring Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynne, featuring Tim Gunn, Meryl Streep, and Peter Dinklage; “64th Man,” starring John Cena and Anna Chlumsky; “Holiday Greetings From Sugar and Booze” starring Ana Gasteyer and Maya Rudolph; “Lem Can Help” starring Fred Armisen; and “Christmas Delivery” starring Gillian Jacobs and Sam Richardson.