In 2020, Skybound announced a narrative slate in partnership with Audible Inc., the world’s largest producer and provider of original spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks. In 2022 we released Impact Winter, a scripted long-form fiction Audible Original that soared to #1 on Audible+ for Audible Fiction and #3 on Apple Fiction. Two additional seasons of the hit series have been greenlit. This action, romance, coming-of-age story delivers an unprecedented sonic experience via binaural action sequences, original music and incomparable sound design, all of which come together to bring to life this post-apocalyptic world in visceral detail.
Additionally, Skybound released Death By Unknown Event, a bizarre and chilling true-crime story. Over the course of seven years, Vancouver nurse Cindy James reported more than 100 separate incidents of harassment in a saga that ended in her death in 1989. During those seven years, the police found no leads and made no arrests, and her equally mysterious passing sparked the longest and most expensive coroner’s inquest in Canadian history.
Skybound and Audible will also release Gasolina, an adaptation of Sean Mackiewicz and Niko Walter’s supernatural Skybound/Image comic of the same name. In this adaptation of the Eisner Award-nominated comic book series, Randy and Amalia find themselves in the middle of the Mexican drug war as it turns supernatural. Trying to leave behind their past reputations as El Doctor y La Asesina, the givers and takers of life, the couple is pulled back in when Amalia’s nephew is kidnapped. The new cartel behind the crime is notorious for their brutality and ruthlessness…and for their eerily devout worship of a mysterious new saint, La Querida. The series will be a bilingual audio release, with full recordings completed in both Spanish and English.