Rami Malek and Aja Naomi King to star in ‘Blackout’ podcast season 2 – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Rami Malek, Oscar winner (Bohemian Rhapsody) returns for the second season of the hit QCode podcast Blackout, with Aja Naomi King (How to get away with a murder) joining the cast.

The second season of the apocalyptic thriller will be released in early summer with Malek reprising his role as Simon Itani, a small town radio DJ who fights to protect his family and community after the power grid goes out across the country. country, upsetting modern civilization.

Writer and co-director is Jeremy Novick (Queen of the south) and Stef Abel Horowitz (Borrasca). Along with QCode, Rami Malek, creator Scott Conroy and Endeavor Content will be executive producers. QCode will finance, distribute and manage sales.

A bunch of TV series based on the podcast is in the works with Planet of the Apes and The greatest showman outfit Chernin Entertainment, Endeavor Content and QCode. No word yet on the cast or if Malek would be involved.

Season 1 of Blackout was produced in partnership with Endeavor Audio who funded and co-distributed. It topped the Apple podcast ranking in the fiction category and has been downloaded over 12 million times.

Malek is represented by WME, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Daylight Media and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Aja Naomi King is represented by The Gersh Agency, Door 24, and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Scott Conroy is represented by Kaplan / Perrone Entertainment. Jeremy Novick is represented by Culture Creative Entertainment. Stefanie Abel Horowitz is represented by Verve and Cohen & Gardner.

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