In a recent interview, Stephen King revealed that his popular short story “Strawberry Spring” is being adapted into a podcast. The story follows a group of children who have been kidnapped and taken to an amusement park by their parents.
Stephen King’s Strawberry Spring Getting Podcast Adaptation is a podcast that will be adapted into a novel. The novel will be released on October 23rd, 2019.
Stephen King’s tales have been brought to life in a variety of ways for more than 40 years, and now Audio Up Media and iHeartMedia have confirmed that they are working on an adaptation of his short story “Strawberry Spring” from the book Night Shift. As if an adaptation of the frightening tale wasn’t enough, the cast also includes a number of intriguing actors, ensuring that this fresh take on the material will undoubtedly match the tone of the original mystery, with Lee Metzger producing the podcast. Strawberry Spring, an eight-episode podcast adaption, is set to premiere later this summer.
According to a press release, “‘Strawberry Spring,’ based on Stephen King’s short tale, will get its first-ever adaptation as a terrifying new scripted podcast. The gripping eight-episode series, produced by Audio Up Media, the highly renowned podcast production studio powerhouse, iHeartMedia, the No. 1 global podcast publisher, and Emmy Award-winning television producer Lee Metzger (NBC’s The Voice), is scheduled to debut later this summer. Metzger will also write and direct the limited series, which will feature Garrett Hedlund, Milo Ventimiglia, Herizen F. Gaurdiola, Sydney Sweeney, Ken Marino, and Al Madrigal, among others, with more to be revealed. Philip Alberstat, a two-time Emmy Award winner, is scheduled to direct.”
“’Strawberry Spring’ follows a journalist who overhears the name ‘Springheel Jack’ on the radio, bringing back memories of his time as a student at New Sharon College and the first time he heard of the serial murderer. The dark mystery develops fast in a search for a killer, as our hero will go to any length to find the savage murderer, even if it means risking his own life.
“Audio Up Media’s Founder and CEO, Jared Gutstadt, has a long-standing connection with Metzger, and the two were looking for a project to collaborate on.’ “I knew it was a winner as soon as Lee said “Strawberry Spring,”‘ Gutstadt remarked. ‘Audio Up takes pride in always lifting the standard in the audio entertainment industry, from working with prominent Hollywood actors to screenplay development to sound design and music composition. This autumn, we’re hoping for a big hit with this podcast. I’m ecstatic for Stephen King fans to be able to listen to his work in the Audio Up podcast world.’
“‘Having the chance to convert this classic narrative thriller written by Stephen King, the most well-known horror novelist of all time, into a scripted podcast for listeners is very unique,’ said Conal Byrne, CEO of the iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group. ‘And, given their unique capacity to create complicated, fantastic tales in this medium, collaborating with Audio Up is the ideal way to accomplish it.’ ‘Strawberry Spring’ is Audio Up and iHeartMedia’s third ‘audio-blockbuster’ partnership.
“As a longtime Stephen King fan, I couldn’t be more thrilled to collaborate with Jared, Audio Up, and iHeart Media to bring this tale to life,” Metzger said. ‘I couldn’t have asked for a better first written podcast production.’
Keep an eye out for further information on the “Strawberry Spring” adaptation.
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