Warner Bros. Digital Networks has inked a first-look deal with Rainy Day Podcasts—a new company formed by Jagged Films partners Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman, producer Steve Bing and writer Josh Olson—to produce a slate of original narrative podcasts.
Under the terms of the deal, Rainy Day will produce a slate of up to seven new podcast series stemming from original IP. Projects may include but are not limited to scripted dramas or comedies, nonfiction/docuseries, talk/discussion podcasts and more. To kick off the partnership with Warner Bros., Rainy Day has set initial production deals with filmmaker Allison Anders (Grace of My Heart, Gas Food Lodging), screenwriter John Brancato (The Game, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) and writer/producer Zack Stentz (Thor, X-Men: First Class, The Flash series).
Warner Bros. Digital Networks will manage the business and strategy related to the Rainy Day pact. Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital unit Blue Ribbon Content will oversee the creative relationship. Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution will be responsible for distribution and sales of the finished podcasts.
Jagger, Pearman, Bing and Olson said: “Everything starts with the word. We’re very excited to be working with Warner Bros. to create an environment where the best writers are free to pursue their passion projects with maximum creative freedom.”
Robert Steele, senior VP of business strategy and operations at Warner Bros. Digital Networks, said: “Storytelling is at the core of everything we do at Warner Bros., and we look forward to expanding that mission to the world of original narrative podcasts. We are extremely excited about this partnership with the Rainy Day team, a talented group of storytellers with an incredible track record of creating projects of the highest quality across multiple platforms.”