Nearly five months after Spotify and WarnerMedia's DC Comics announced David Goyer (The Sandman, The Dark Knight) was on board to write and executive produce audio drama Batman Unburied, the companies announced on Monday that nine more shows are on tap to expand the DC audio drama universe. Revealed by DC Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee during Spotify's Stream On event, the announced nine shows will include Catwoman, Wonder Woman, the Riddler, Batgirl, the Joker, Superman and Lois Lane, and more. "There's so many characters we can explore," said Lee. "I think the fanbase will respond to this in an exciting way"- though few details were offered during the announcement. Set to premiere later this year, Batman Unburied is expected to explore the darker aspects of Bruce Wayne's (aka Batman) psychology.
"I've been a fan of narrative podcasts for some time and was looking for the right story—returning to Batman seems like the perfect opportunity," said Goyer when news of Batman Unburied was first announced. "We'll be using the unique advantages of audio to dig into the more nightmarish members of the Dark Knight's rogues gallery." For Dawn Ostroff, Spotify's Chief Content and Advertising Business Officer, having Goyer on a Batman-related project is another example of how podcasting still has a ton of potential still to be tapped: "David Goyer is an exceptional talent, and we can think of no better leader to leverage the infinite possibilities of podcasting to bring the nearly 300 million Spotify users around the world a Batman saga for the ages."
Batman Unburied continues Goyer's long and highly successful association with DC television series and feature films. He is currently executive producing the upcoming Netflix/Warner Bros. Television drama series based on Neil Gaiman's The Sandman. He previously was a writer on "The Dark Knight" trilogy, co-wrote Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and wrote Man of Steel, all from Warner Bros. Pictures. He also developed and executive produced Warner Horizon Scripted Television's Krypton for SYFY and Warner Bros. Television's Constantine for NBC, and executive produced Blue Ribbon Content/Warner Bros. Animation's Constantine: City of Demons for CW Seed.