New York, September 19, 2023 — Realm, the world’s largest growing independent podcast network with 6000+ hours of audio entertainment, released the trailer and announced casting for a new supernatural horror series The Sisters, starring Mae Whitman (Parenthood, Good Girls). The stand-alone story premieres Friday, September 22nd, as the latest installment of the hit Undertow podcast and also stars established UK actors Helen Baxendale (Friends) and David Morrissey (The Walking Dead).
Inspired by real events, The Sisters follows Frankie Bradshaw (Whitman) who is the curator of ‘The Mutter’ museum— home of a collection of medical oddities in Philadelphia. When a mysterious skeleton is delivered without explanation, Frankie has her world turned upside down. Eager to discover its origins, she is sucked into a community of Devil worshippers and occultists, as her own demons come back to haunt her.
The Sisters was created by Brett Neichen & John Scott Dryden of Goldhawk Productions, the production company behind a number of successful audio dramas, such as Passenger List, Mumbai Crime, Audible’s Young Blood, and BBC Sounds’ The Cipher.
Fred Greenhalgh, creator and host of Undertow, said: “The team at Goldhawk has made some of the most gripping fiction podcasts that exist. With Sisters they prove that their storytelling chops extend into horror as they take us on a dark ride through a story where the truth really is stranger than fiction.”
“When I first heard of the real-life sisters, I knew I had to make this podcast,” said John Scott Dryden, Executive Producer. “If you’re a skeptic about ghosts and the paranormal, listening to this podcast probably makes you think again.”
Episodes of The Sisters release weekly on all podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher. Two episodes will be available everywhere on premiere day with additional episodes available in full and ad-free for subscribers to Realm+ and Realm Unlimited.
The Sisters is a Realm Original produced by Goldhawk Production in association with Lights Out. It was created by Brett Neichin and written by Brett Neichin, John Scott Dryden, and Mac Rogers. Produced by John Brooks, Fred Greenhalgh, Nicole Otto, and Emma Hearn. Executive produced by John Scott Dryden, Molly Barton, Marci Wiseman, and Julian Yap. Directed by John Scott Dryden. Executive in charge for Realm: John Brooks.
Starring Mae Whitman, Helen Baxendale, David Morrissey, Miles Heizer, Lee Ingleby, Rob Jarvis, Orla McDonagh, Lacey Findlow, Theo Ogundipe, Carin Chea, David Holt, Chris Anderson, Akie Kotabe, Eric Meyers, Walles Hamonde, Nathan Osgood, Lola Wayne, Sophia Del Pizzo, Annabelle Dowler, Jennifer Armour, Eric Sirakian, Ramanique Ahluwalia, Peter Hamilton Dyer, Clare Corbett, Grant Burgin, and Laurel Lefkow.
Led by former book publishing executive Molly Barton, Realm is an industry-leading studio and global podcast network. Realm partners with top-tier talent and entertainment companies including Warner Bros, DC, AMC Networks, Marvel, Spotify, and Netflix to develop, produce, distribute, and monetize immersive audio series that deeply engage audiences.
Realm has brought more top-charting fiction shows to audiences than any competitor with eight shows hitting #1 on Apple Podcasts. Realm’s podcasts have been nominated for and won numerous awards, including Audies, Ambies, Webbys, Signal Awards, and iHeart Podcast Awards. Realm Originals have been translated into 12 languages and eight Realm Originals are in development for Film/TV.
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About Goldhawk Productions
Goldhawk Productions (part of the PodX group of companies) is one of the world’s most successful producers of audio fiction. Established by writer/directors John Scott Dryden and Ayeesha Menon, Goldhawk has been behind landmark fiction shows such as LIFEAFTER, TUMANBAY, PASSENGER LIST and THE CIPHER, which have garnered many awards and brought millions of listeners to audio fiction.
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