From the Creators of the Global Phenomenon The Walking Dead, Audible Embarks on Multi-Year, Multi-Project Collaboration to Produce Audio Original Content
Additional Productions to be Announced
NEWARK, N.J. – August 13, 2019 – Audible Inc., the world’s largest producer and distributor of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, today announced a development deal with multiplatform content company Skybound Entertainment to produce multiple audio-only originals created exclusively for Audible listeners. Hailing from the creators of global megahits like The Walking Dead, Invincible, Outcast and Oblivion Song, Audible and Skybound will produce action packed, character driven, immersive stories for listeners around the world.
“Audible is forging groundbreaking deals with leading creators and producers throughout the entertainment industry and Skybound Entertainment’s track record of creating wildly popular and beloved content is perfect for our voracious listeners. We are thrilled to be in business with these visionary creators and look forward to serving up new programming to our audience in the near future,” said Rachel Ghiazza, SVP of Audible’s Content Acquisition and Development.
“At Skybound we strive to connect creators to new and existing fanbases across multiple channels. Teaming up with Audible gives our creators a new platform to expand on their stories, and we’re excited to do so with the best in the audio content business,” said David Alpert, CEO of Skybound Entertainment.
Today’s news comes on the heels of the launch of New York Times bestselling “Heads Will Roll,” from Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynn, the first project in a slate of originals with Broadway Video. Audible also recently announced numerous originals through its deal with Hello Sunshine. Audible Originals offer powerful performances created for listeners by award-winning creators and performers, spanning every genre and length.
In addition to Skybound’s first-look deal with Audible the entertainment company, run by Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, and Jon Goldman, holds a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios and a first-look feature deal with Universal Pictures. Creative Artists Agency (CAA) initiated and orchestrated the deal for Skybound and Audible.
ABOUT AUDIBLE, INC.
Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio content, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible content includes more than 445,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers.