Marvel and Stitcher announced a brand new series Wolverine: The Lost Trail. This series follows in the wake of Wolverine: The Long Night and will see Richard Armitage reprise his role as Wolverine.
Dan Buckley, President of Marvel made the announcement with excitement:
“After seeing the overwhelming support for Marvel’s ‘Wolverine: The Long Night,’ we are excited to introduce listeners to another unique audio storytelling experience. Marvel’s ‘Wolverine: The Lost Trail’ will continue expanding Logan’s story and introduce more elements of the Marvel Universe. We look forward to expanding our content for Marvel fans and the scripted podcast community.”
Wolverine: The Lost Trail will be be 10 episodes in length and will premiere on Stitcher Premium sometime beginning in the Winter of 2019. It will subsequently be released across podcast platforms later in the year.
The new series will take Wolverine from the cold, wintery tundra of Alaska to the Louisiana bayou. Wolverine will return to New Orleans seeking redemption. However, he quickly discovers that his ex-lover Maureen is missing. And she’s not the only one missing, dozens of mutants and humans including the the mother of teenager Marcus Baptiste. With Weapon X hot on his trail, Wolverine will team up with Marcus in order to discover what’s happened to all of these missing people. The mystery will lead them deep into the bayou where they will encounter biker gangs, Cajun thieves, and a world of wonders. One of those Cajun thieves will be Remy LaBeau aka Gambit. They will even happen upon Greenhaven, a refuge run by the powerful mutant Jason Wyngarde.
“Fans reacted so powerfully and positively to season one that we really had no choice–we had to keep the story and the characters alive (well, most of them) for another season,” said Chris Bannon, Chief Content Officer of Stitcher. “Fortunately, the outstanding creative team that made season one so memorable signed on right away! And I couldn’t hope for a better cast of great voices, including Richard Armitage as Logan. Together, they’re making a story Marvel fans will listen to over and over, I know.”
Along with Armitage, the show will feature Bill Irwin as Jason Wyngarde, Bill Heck as Remy LaBeau, and Blair Brown as Bonnie Roach. The series will be written by Ben Percy. It will be directed by Brendan Baker and produced by Daniel Fink and Chloe Wilson of Marvel and Jenny Radelet of Stitcher.
Wolverine: The Long Night still hasn’t finished up yet, the last episode will air on November 7, 2018.