Acast launches first title from Acast Studios arm

Acast has launched its first Acast Studios production – The Score: Bank Robber Diaries.

The announcement:


Ben Adair’s The Score: Bank Robber Diaries first co-production from podcast company’s new offering

Acast – the world’s largest podcast company – today announces the launch of new show The Score: Bank Robber Diaries. The series is the first production from Acast Studios – the new content development arm of Acast.

The Score: Bank Robber Diaries is a co-production with Western Sound. Producer Ben Adair (Dr. Death,Young Charlie, Reveal) has worked closely with Acast’s team to reveal the captivating story of bank robber Joe Loya, who went from an abused child to big-time criminal, and then a former convict with a shot at redemption. Joe is now an award-winning writer as well as a TV writer and consultant for movies such as Ant Man and Baby Driver.

Producer Ben Adair said: ““I’ve wanted to bring Joe’s engrossing and jaw-dropping story to listeners for a long time — from his troubled childhood, to his crazy heists, to his powerful ability to transform and forgive. And Acast Studios is the perfect partner. They get exactly how to launch and grow successful podcasts, backed up by the might of Acast’s global network and tools for creators. We really can’t wait for everyone to hear this amazing story.”

Acast’s SVP of content Susie Warhurst said: “We look after over 7,000 podcasts around the world, and have been driving growth for shows from every genre since we started in 2014. We have built up a deep knowledge of what flies in the podcasting space – the regional nuances, the trends, how to tell a great story and how to bring listeners in. Launching Acast Studios is the natural next step for us as we continue to develop even more tools and services in being the creators’ network of choice.”

Acast Studios is launching to seek out even more brilliant storytellers around the world, co-funding and co-creating new shows and formats. More original podcasts are lined up for 2020 and beyond. Acast has seen incredible success with original content in Sweden previously. In 2015 it invested in and launched Spår alongside Martin Johnson and Anton Berg under the brand of “Acast Originals” which went on to attract millions of listens, win awards and also helped exonerate a man wrongly imprisoned. The Acast Originals name will now become Acast Studios.

The Score is an ongoing true crime series that tells the personal stories of crimes from the criminals’ points of view, focusing on redemption and transformation. Season two will also be produced by Ben Adair with more details announced soon.

The Score: Bank Robber Diaries launches on November 12th, available on Acast and all good podcast platforms.

Source: Acast media release


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