Batman fans in India have something to look forward to as Spotify has launched a new podcast called Batman Unburied on the platform. The character has seen a bunch of adaptations such as films, tv shows and such but this looks to be a sort of revival of the radio drama that dominated the airwaves, back in the day. And, as a treat for Indian fans, the podcast is also available in Hindi and is called Batman Ek Chakravyuh. The podcast is a psychological thriller that takes listeners on a new journey deep into the mind of Bruce Wayne, introducing a slew of dark twists and turns with a number of classic Batman Super-Villains.
When audiences meet Bruce Wayne he is a forensic pathologist, working in Gotham Hospital and tasked with examining the victims of The Harvester, a gruesome serial killer preying on Gotham City’s citizens. Not only will Wayne be forced to face his own mental demons, but he will also have to overcome them to save the citizens as his alter-ego, Batman.
The all-star cast for Batman Ek Chakravyuh includes Amit Sadh (as Batman), Sharib Hashmi (as The Riddler), Shweta Tripathi (as Barbara Gordon), Anangsha Biswas, Aseem Hattangady, Ashwin Mushran, Danish Hussain, Pooja Gor, Rajat Kapoor, Sarika and, Vrajesh Hirjee. Listeners can also stream the English version of the podcast featuring Winston Duke as Bruce Wayne surrounded by an A-list cast that includes Hasan Minhaj, Gina Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs, and Lance Reddick. Bringing David S. Goyer’s creation to life in India is Mantra Mugdh, the director of the audio series.
The audio series is currently streaming on Spotify globally and comes in 9 international adaptations, including the original English-language script for the US, and localized versions developed for India, Brazil, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, and Mexico. Batman Unburied will be the first project to debut as part of Spotify's global multi-year agreement with Warner Bros. and DC. The partnership will leverage DC’s vast library of iconic characters in new Spotify podcasts.
You can listen to the podcast, right here!