Audible Inc., a leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, has announced three scripted multi-cast Audible Original productions with Emmy-winning Simpson Street Productions, helmed by founder and Emmy-, SAG- and Golden Globe-nominated actor, director, producer and activist Kerry Washington (Scandal, Little Fires Everywhere) and Simpson Street Executive Vice President and Academy Award-nominated producer Pilar Savone (Django Unchained, Death Proof).
The first of the three Audible Original podcasts, ranging from romantic comedies to epic science fiction tales, will include Prophecy, launching this year, followed by Between Me and You and The Last Black Queen.
Washington and Simpson Street will serve as executive producers on all scripted audio projects, and Washington is attached to star in “em>Prophecy, according to a news release.
“Our focus at Simpson Street is to weave together narratives that honor our unique differences while connecting us through shared humanity. Expanding into the podcast space, especially with Audible, is a phenomenal opportunity to engage in storytelling across multiple mediums. We could not be more excited,” Washington said in a statement.
In “Prophecy,” when a series of inexplicable events happens simultaneously around the world, Virginia (Washington), a hydrologist; Daniel, a British zoo veterinarian; and Jonah, a commercial diver, will find themselves at the head of each phenomena. But as they fight for survival, they soon will realize they are all connected in this contemporary, biblical reimagining of the Virgin Mary, Daniel in the lions’ den, and Jonah and the whale.
Created, written, and directed by Randy McKinnon, Prophecy is an eight-episode audio series produced in collaboration with premium content studio and podcast network QCODE. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.