iHeartPodcasts and Blumhouse Television today announced the launch of a new scripted thriller podcast, The Mantawauk Caves. The new show features 3D audio and gives listeners a thrilling binaural listening experience while telling the story of how two teenage boys’ remains ended up in a cave in Mantawauk County, Tennessee.
Following the story of Julien Solas, an aspiring writer who returns home to save his friend, James Fincher, from a death sentence fourteen years after he was convicted for the gruesome murder of these two teenage boys. As Julien digs into the past, uncovering dark truths about himself and his family, he must work through his own psychosis while trying to uncover the mystery behind what happened in the caves of Mantawauk County back in May of 2007. The 12-episode experience is the third scripted series in a previously announced slate of co-produced podcasts by the two companies.
“We’re honored to continue our long-standing and fruitful relationship with Blumhouse and collaborate on a slate of new scripted shows with ‘The Mantawauk Caves,’” said Will Pearson, President of iHeartPodcasts. “Our listeners crave scripted series that take them into an entirely new universe and out of their day-to-day lives. The Mantawauk Caves storyline and listening experience with 3D audio will transport our listeners into a thrilling, and at times frightening, universe.”
Produced in association with Psychopia Pictures, The Mantawauk Caves features a star-studded cast including Jonathan Tucker (The Virgin Suicides, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Edi Gathegi (House, Gone Baby Gone, Twilight, and The Twilight Saga: New Moon).
The first two episodes will debut on March 22 alongside an original song, “A Killer Inside,” composed, produced, and performed for The Mantawauk Caves podcast by Lera Lynn. Distributed by iHeartPodcasts, new episodes will be available every Wednesday on the iHeartRadio app, and everywhere podcasts are heard.