Spotify Signs Avengers Directors For New Podcasts Alongside New DC Superhero Shows
Spotify is getting even more involved with podcasts with its newest deals.
Big-name movie directors Joe and Anthony Russo have reached a deal with Spotify for a new podcast series, while Spotify has also confirmed plans to create new DC superhero podcasts.
Through their production company, ABGO, the Russo brothers have signed a multi-year, multi-series deal with Spotify where they will oversee "a slate of podcasts."
According to Deadline, Joe and Anthony Russo will "look to create expansive, inter-connected series that span generations and territories."
Spotify has been investing heavily in podcast content in recent years. Before this, the audio company signed podcasting deals with Barack and Michelle Obama, Ava DuVernay, and Price Harry and Meghan Markle. Additionally, Spotify paid Joe Rogan a reported $100 million to bring his podcast exclusively to Spotify.
There is no word yet on the specific podcasts that the Russo brothers will oversee as part of their deal.
This news was announced during Spotify's Stream On event, where the company also revealed plans to create a. number of scripted podcast series themed around Superman, Joker, Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, and others.
DC chief creative officer Jim Lee said during the event, "There's so many character we can explore. I think the fanbase will respond to this in an exciting way."
You can see a teaser for the DC Comics podcast news on Spotify below.