Spatial audio – sometimes referred to as 3D audio – offers the promise of creating an experience that puts a listener in the middle of the action. Blumhouse Television and iHeartPodcasts will put that audio recording technology to work in a new true crime series.
“Our listeners crave scripted series that take them into an entirely new universe and out of their day-to-day lives,” says Will Pearson, President of iHeartPodcasts. “The Mantawauk Caves’ storyline and listening experience with 3D audio will transport our listeners into a thrilling, and at times frightening, universe.”
The 12-episode podcast is the work of writer, director and producer, Dan Bush (The Signal, The Vault, Tomorrow’s Monsters). It will tell the story of how two teenage boys’ remains ended up in a cave in Mantawauk County, Tennessee. The podcast will follow the story of Julien Solas, an aspiring writer, who returns home to save his friend, James Fincher, from a death sentence fourteen years after he was convicted for the gruesome murder of these two teenage boys. As Julien digs into the past, uncovering dark truths about himself and his family, he must work through his own psychosis while trying to uncover the mystery behind what happened in the caves of Mantawauk County in May 2007.
The Mantawauk Caves is the third scripted series in a previously announced slate of co-produced podcasts by Blumhouse Television and iHeart. The psychological thriller is produced in association with Psychopia Pictures and will feature a cast including actor Jonathan Tucker, known for roles in “The Virgin Suicides,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Charlie’s Angels,” alongside actor Edi Gathegi, who starred in “House,” “Gone Baby Gone,” “Twilight” and “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.”
The first two episodes of The Mantawauk Caves will debut on March 22 alongside an original song, "A Killer Inside," composed, produced and performed for the podcast by Lera Lynn. New episodes will be available every Wednesday.