The Crypt TV web series Mordeo is being recreated as a podcast as part of a deal with iHeartMedia and the film and TV production company Blumhouse Television. The podcast will take the form of a ten-episode scripted thriller directed by Alex Kemp that will recount the tale of two brothers who disappear in the Monongahela Forest.
The Mordeo podcast stars actor J. Alphonse Nicholson (P-Valley, Just Mercy) who is the lone survivor to reemerge after a month-long ordeal. But while he thought he left The Mordeo, a ravenous, bloodthirsty creature, behind in the woods, listeners will hear how his darkest secret threatens to turn him into the very monster he thought he left behind.
"Crypt is thrilled to expand Mordeo as a podcast and there is truly no better creative partner for Crypt's first adaptation in audio than Blumhouse and iHeartMedia,” said Jack Davis, CEO for Crypt TV in the announcement. “Mordeo is one of Crypt's biggest IPs and I'm so excited for Crypt fans to see one of our favorite monsters in a new medium – and for genre and audio fans everywhere to experience all ten episodes of this show."
The new show is part of the larger strategic partnership between iHeartMedia and Blumhouse Television announced in October 2019. Under the deal, the two companies are collaborating to develop and produce scripted podcasts across the horror genre, ranging from suspenseful thrillers and murder mysteries to science fiction audio-plays. Previous collaborations include Aaron Mahnke’s 13 Days of Halloween, a horror podcast narrated by Keegan-Michael Key.
“Crypt TV is an extension of the Blumhouse family and it was a natural fit to help expand their storytelling into a new medium with proven partners like iHeartMedia,” said Blumhouse President Chris McCumber.
Mordeo is one of Crypt TV's biggest intellectual properties with over 35 million views across Crypt's YouTube and Facebook channels. Mordeo, the podcast, marks the first adaptation of Crypt IP into audio.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the brilliant creative minds at Blumhouse and Crypt TV to bring this captivating, haunting story to life,” said Will Pearson, COO of the iHeartPodcast Network. “Both are masterful storytelling teams, responsible for so many of the best horror movies and television shows in existence. It's been a genuine pleasure to pair their expertise with our own and we're excited to see what audiences think of this latest thriller.”
Mordeo is also produced in association with Wolf At The Door. The series will premiere June 2 and will release new episodes each Wednesday.