Realm, the largest scripted podcast network, released the trailer and announced casting for the Realm Original Power Trip, starring and executive produced by Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany (She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Orphan Black).
This new scripted comedy podcast, launching Thursday, July 21st, marks Maslany's return to the world of audio following the successful release of two acclaimed Realm original podcasts based on her legacy franchise, Orphan Black. Written by Mary Hamilton, Power Trip also features Grammy-winning singer Lisa Loeb ("Stay") in the role of Jane's (Maslany) overbearing but well-meaning mother and Brendan Hines (Locke & Key, The Tick) as Bruce, a "perfect on paper" man that Jane meets on a dating app.
This wry, dark comedy explores the life of Jane, an ordinary woman who always got the best seat on the struggle bus. But after receiving a healthy kidney hot off the black market, she discovers an uncanny ability to command those in her orbit to do exactly what she wants. Suddenly dating for the first time and with no concerns about overindulging in her new powers, Jane is living her best life, one with no limits. But now that she's getting everything she ever dreamed of, how will Jane know when she's gone too far???
Maslany said: "It was a joy to collaborate with Realm on such a funny, irreverent show. Power Trip is a great character piece, super inventive, and at the same time embarrassingly relatable. I'm excited for people to go on the journey with Jane and I hope they have as much fun living inside her head as I did." Molly Barton, Realm's founder & CEO, said: "Tatiana's talents are limitless as an actor and also as an executive producer. She brings depth and relatability to this character and has been an active participant in shaping our narrative and our approach to bringing this story to life – a story we believe will be one of the best listens of the year." The podcast is written by Mary Hamilton, with additional writing by Cara Horner. Power Trip episodes release weekly on all podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher, the podcast will also be available in full and ad-free on premiere day for subscribers to Realm+ and Realm Unlimited.