TV creators are continually looking for inspiration for his or her subsequent initiatives, and up to now, books, comics and flicks supplied the supply materials for a lot of collection. Previously few years, podcasts have develop into a fertile supply of concepts for documentary collection and dramatic reveals in addition to comedies and talkshows. The episodic nature of podcasts lends itself completely to TV, the place six to 10 episodes lets the viewer actually dive into sophisticated tales like “Soiled John” or “The Shrink Subsequent Door.”
For devoted podcast listeners, it’s enjoyable to see which actors have been solid to convey the true folks to life and which components of the story are emphasised. When you began out by watching the TV collection, you’ll get a deeper understanding of the story by going again to the podcast to hearken to all of the supporting particulars. With each “The Factor About Pam” and “The Dropout” coming to TV in March, it’s the right time to take a look at a few of the podcasts that spawned TV collection.
At first, it appeared like Russ Faria should have killed his spouse Betsy. In any case, isn’t the husband normally the primary suspect? However when Dateline’s true-crime podcast regarded into the homicide, investigators discovered there have been truly far more clues pointing to her good pal, Pam Huff, who at all times appeared to have a solution for any accusation thrown at her. The brand new collection “The Factor About Pam” premieres on NBC on March 8.
Elizabeth Holmes grew to become the wealthiest and youngest self-made billionaire after founding well being know-how firm Theranos. However it all got here tumbling down when the corporate was accused of misrepresenting the corporate’s claims, and Theranos was convicted of defrauding traders. Her story was advised in an ABC Information podcast hosted by Rebecca Jarvis, and the Hulu TV collection based mostly on the podcast is now accessible to stream. Amanda Seyfried performs Holmes.
WeWork was created as a co-working firm that was greater than only a collection of workplace areas. Founder Adam Neumann wished to alter how folks labored, lived and slept, and he even briefly opened a faculty based mostly on WeWork rules. The Wondery podcast “WeCrashed” appears on the unbelievable imaginative and prescient Neumann had for the corporate and its dramatic tumble after a failed IPO. Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway will play the Neumanns in an Apple TV Plus collection based mostly on the podcast that premieres March 18.
The Wondery podcast grew to become some of the well-liked of 2019, telling the riveting and disturbing story of psychiatrist Isaac Herschkopf and his affected person Marty Markowitz, whose friendship went method past an peculiar doctor-patient relationship till it began to damage Markowitz’s life. Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd starred within the Apple TV Plus collection based mostly on the true story that premiered in November, 2021.
Good-looking, assured physician John Michael Meehan appeared like an actual catch when he first began courting California divorcee Debra Newell. However the extra she acquired to know him, the extra his story unraveled, till it resulted in homicide. Beginning as a Los Angeles Occasions story by Christopher Goffard, “Soiled John” grew to become a podcast from Wondery and the L.A. Occasions earlier than changing into a Bravo collection starring Eric Bana and Connie Britton. The TV collection is now accessible on Netflix and NBC.
The primary season of the Wondery podcast tells the ugly true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a Texas surgeon who left 31 of his sufferers critically injured and two useless after working on them. The 2021 Peacock collection starred Joshua Jackson as the harmful physician.
Gimlet’s podcast is a fictional psychological thriller revolving round a social employee, her supervisor and a soldier who needs to get again to civilian life. A number of years later, because the social employee begins a brand new life and a distinct job, she finds she will’t keep in mind her time on the veterans’ facility. Catherine Keener, David Schwimmer and Oscar Isaac narrate the podcast, whereas the Amazon Prime Video collection based mostly on the Gimlet story starred Julia Roberts, Bobby Cannavale and Stephan James.
Earwolf Media’s longtime comedy podcast, hosted by “Mr. Present’s” Scott Aukerman, has hosted friends from comedy, music, movie and TV together with Bob Odenkirk, Ben Stiller, Amy Poehler, St. Vincent, Jon Hamm and plenty of extra. Aukerman additionally hosts the TV collection model on IFC, with season 5 friends together with Kevin Bacon, Aubrey Plaza and Tegan and Sara.
Created by Aaron Mahnke, the non-fiction podcast about mysterious historic tales has over 200 episodes accessible, sufficient for weeks of commuting or a prolonged highway journey. From the historical past of vampires to haunted psychological hospitals, previous Chicago’s homicide fort and the origin of werewolves, you’ll be spooked but additionally extraordinarily properly knowledgeable after a couple of episodes of “Lore.” The Amazon Prime Video anthology collection based mostly on the podcast ran for 2 seasons.
This fictional collection grew to become the highest podcast within the U.S. when it premiered in 2015. It’s the story of investigative journalist Lia Haddock who goes to Tennessee to research why 300 folks disappeared on the Limetown neuroscience analysis facility. She finally tracks down the survivors to interview them about their mysterious experiences. Jessica Biel and Stanley Tucci starred within the Fb Watch TV collection based mostly on the story.