Actress Rachel Brosnahan is making her leap into podcasting. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star has signed to star in and executive produce the upcoming QCode series Listening In. Automatik and Brosnahan’s production banner, Scrap Paper Pictures, are set to produce alongside QCode, who will finance and distribute the podcast.
Listening In is about a woman whose home sound system begins transmitting conversations from other apartments in her building into her own. She becomes wrapped up in the lives of those around her, unwittingly entangling herself in situations she could have never expected as she realizes things are not always as they seem.
“I have loved working with Sabrina, our friends at QCode and Automatik, and so many other fantastic talents to bring Listening In to life in the audio space. We can’t wait to share it with all of you,” said Brosnahan.
The series is the creation of Sabrina Jaglom, who is writing, directing and executive producing the podcast.
“This series explores today’s modern world and how technology serves to isolate us while at the same time providing the tools to bring us together,” said Jaglom. “Rachel Brosnahan brings our heroine’s journey to life with incredible gravity, nuance and charm,” she said in the announcement.
The eight-episode first season of the series will debut this spring.
“Through Rachel’s undeniable ability to bring a character to life and Sabrina’s riveting script and direction, Listening In will create a wild ride for podcast fans,” said QCode CEO Rob Herting. “We can’t wait for audiences to experience this thrilling series full of unexpected twists and turns.”
"We have been admirers of Rachel for a long time and are thrilled to work alongside her and Scrap Paper Pictures to bring this podcast to life,” added Mariel Redlin of Automatik. “Sabrina’s writing brings us on a gripping journey exploring privacy and voyeurism in our technological age."