The exciting continuation to the Marvel’s Wastelanders podcast begins airing next week
After Star-Lord came Hawkeye, and up next, Black Widow. In one week, the next chapter of the multi-part Marvel’s Wastelanders podcast begins with Marvel’s Wastelanders: Black Widow. The third installment in the post-apocalyptic audio series.
This 10-episode original scripted podcast is written by Alex Delyle (Fear the Walking Dead) and directed by Timothy Busfield (The West Wing, Peter Quill in Marvel’s Wastelanders: Star-Lord). It also features sound design and original music by Daniel Brunelle (The Two Princes).
The series stars Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon as Helen Black, and features performances by Eva Amurri (Saved!), Nate Corddry (Mom), Amber Gray (Hadestown), Melissa Gilbert (Little House on the Prairie), Chasten Harmon (Elementary), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos), Justin Kirk (Weeds).
Set 30 years after V-Day (the day all the Marvel villains won), this original podcast follows the story of Helen Black, a woman with a mysterious past who arrives at her new apartment in The Onar, a 161-story apartment complex set in the remains of Midtown Manhattan. Owned and operated by S.H.I.E.L.D., The Onar is a representative mecca of dystopic wealth and inequality. A collection of uber-rich families – including the media magnate Burge family – occupy the opulent penthouses in the Onar’s highest ten stories.
On the same day that Helen moves into her apartment, Lisa Cartwright reports for her first day as a Junior Residential Security Analyst for Panopticog Solutions, a private security company hired by S.H.I.E.L.D. to secretly monitor the residents of The Onar. Lisa is assigned to surveil Helen’s corner of The 100 Block and quickly discovers that Helen Black is not at all who she says she is. You can check out the teaser provided by Marvel, below.
The series will initially be available exclusively on the SXM App and Marvel Podcasts Unlimited on Apple Podcasts. Episodes will be widely available one week later on Pandora, Stitcher, and all major podcast platforms in the U.S.