Radiotopia from PRX Announces Spring 2021 Release for Season Two of ‘Passenger List,’ the Mystery Thriller Podcast Starring Kelly Marie Tran

The podcast is being produced for television by Weimaraner Republic Pictures’ Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem with WBTV

David Cotrone
Oct 6 · 4 min read
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The Radiotopia podcast network and Peabody Award-winning creator John Scott Dryden today announced a new season of the acclaimed fictional mystery thriller podcast “Passenger List.” Season two will premiere free to audiences in spring 2021.

Actress Kelly Marie Tran (“Raya and the Last Dragon”; “The Croods: A New Age”) will return to “Passenger List” in the role of Kaitlin Le, a college student whose twin brother vanished with Atlantic Flight 702 along with 256 passengers on board. Suspicious of the official version of events, Kaitlin pursues her own reality-bending investigation.

The creative team from season one of the podcast — including creator, co-writer and co-director John Scott Dryden (“Tumanbay”; “LifeAfter”), co-writer and co-director Lauren Shippen (“The Bright Sessions”; Marvel), and sound designer Mark Henry Phillips (“Homecoming”; “Serial”) — will also return.

“Passenger Listdebuted in September 2019. Named one of the year’s best dramatic podcasts of the year by The Guardian, “Passenger List” was the recipient of a 2020 Webby People’s Voice award in fiction, and received international honors from the 2020 BBC Audio Drama Awards, the 2020 Audio & Radio Industry Awards, and the 2020 British Podcast Awards. Season one also starred Patti LuPone (“Sweeney Todd”), Colin Morgan (“The Fall”), and Rob Benedict (“Supernatural”), and is available now across Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and podcast listening platforms.

“‘Passenger List’ is a deep mystery grounded by the incredibly human determination it takes to pursue the truth,” said Dryden. “At the center is Kaitlin Le, a character who wouldn’t exist without Kelly Marie Tran’s creativity. We can’t wait to present season two, which we’re hard at work on now despite the realities of COVID-19 restrictions. It will pick up right where season one left off.”

“We’re proud to support a show as ambitious as ‘Passenger List,” said Julie Shapiro, executive producer of Radiotopia from PRX, a podcast network featuring extraordinary independent creators. “Season one engaged listeners around the world with a gripping story and inventive audio production, which season two also promises to deliver.”

Also announced today: “Passenger List” will be produced for television by Weimaraner Republic Picture’ Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem with WBTV. “Passenger List” creator John Scott Dryden is represented by UTA, who also represents the IP.

About PRX and Radiotopia

PRX is a public media organization shaping the future of audio by producing and distributing content, building technology, and training talented, independent producers. With an award-winning portfolio ranging from iconic public radio programming such as “This American Life,” “The Moth Radio Hour,” “TED Talks Daily,” “Snap Judgment,” “Reveal,” “The World,” “The Takeaway,” and “Latino USA,” as well as a growing body of podcast-first productions, including the Radiotopia podcast network, PRX generates more than 100 million podcast downloads per month. More at PRX.org.

About Weimaraner Republic Pictures

Weimaraner Republic Pictures (WRPCO) is a film and television company founded by Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem in June 2014. In 2016, WRPCO produced the global hit, “The Shallows,” for Sony Pictures, which grossed over $128 million worldwide. Amongst other projects, WRPCO is currently developing the remake of the classic thriller “Jagged Edge” for Sony Pictures, with Halle Berry attached to star, “Of the Free” for Participant Media, with Slick Naim attached to direct, and “Hocus Pocus 2,” the beloved sequel to the 1993 film for Disney+. “King Richard,” starring Will Smith, for Warner Bros., is currently in production.

In TV, WRPCO has sold shows to several different networks and streamers, most recently being “Clash of the Titans,” based on the hit film series of the same title, to Apple, and DC’s “Strange Adventures” to HBO Max, both of which they are producing with Berlanti Productions. They are also developing “The Saints,” an anthology series for Sonar Entertainment with Martin Scorsese directing and executive producing.

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