Realm Announces Slate of Original Projects, Including a Reimagined Captain Nemo

Realm—the fiction and podcast outlet formerly known as Serial Box—has just announced a slate of projects that includes new stories from horror icon John Carpenter, and a second season for the network’s Orphan Black continuation (with star Tatiana Maslany set to return), and a new iteration of Jules Verne’s famous oceanic captain.

Earlier this year, Serial Box rebranded itself as Realm, putting more of a focus on podcasts. A number of their stories are being released via Apple Podcast Subscriptions this month, including The Vela (a space opera written by Yoon Ha Lee, Becky Chambers, SL Huang, and Rivers Solomon and narrated by Robin Miles), Low Life (a horror-comedy written by Steve Marcarelli and Billy Lalor.), and The Shadow Files of Morgan Knox (a ghost mystery story by K Arsenault Rivera, Brooke Bolander, Gabino Iglesias, and Sunny Moraine and narrated by Pilar Uribe.)

With that in mind, the company just announced a handful of new projects:

  • Orphan Black: The Next Chapter, season 2: This will pick up where Season 1 left off, and is slated for a Fall 2021 release.
  • Power Trip: A dark comedy involving dark magic from Orphan Black‘s Maslany. Fall 2021.
  • If I Go Missing The Witches Did It: A white podcast host with a savior complex works to track down a missing black writer, only to run into a coven, written by Pia Wilson. Summer 2021.
  • Fault Lines: An Asian-American family gets separated after a catastrophic earthquake in LA, written by Jennifer Li Shotz and Brian Murphy. Summer 2021.
  • Elixir: A prohibition-inspired fantasy involving banned drinkable elixirs, written by Ellen Goodlett. Summer 2021.
  • Nemo: A take on Jules Verne’s classic story as an Indian prince takes on empires. Written by Samit Basu, Mimi Mondal, Shiv Ramdas, and Achala Upendran, due out September 2021.
  • Roanoke Falls: A thriller following a woman investigating murders in the second Roanoke settlement, written by John Carpenter and Sandy King Carpenter. October 2021.
  • Angel to Some: A catholic student with chronic illnesses calls for a guardian angel, only to find that her supposed savior wants her dead, from John Carpenter and Sandy King Carpenter. Winter 2022.
  • Furnace: A tech genius wants to set up a utopian community using 3D printers and artificial intelligence… and accidentally builds a city that’s out to kill them. Winter 2022.


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