Days of our Lives star Eric Martsolf, along with Britt Baron, who plays Justine on the Netflix hit series, Glow, are providing voices for a hybrid audio/video drama series podcast called Ride Share.
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Deadline reported that digital producer Scott Zakarin, podcast host James Gavsie and media attorney Bert Benton have joined forces to develop the format under the Digital Sky banner.
Previously, the company piloted a number of storylines based around popular apps and has been guided by each pod’s popularity when coming up with their first series.
“We are creating an interconnected fictional universe that pushes the boundaries of story-driven podcasting,” Zakarin told Deadline. “Digital Sky brings our social media and app inspired stories to life with stellar performances by gifted actors and state-of-the-art sound and visual production. Ride Share and Trail Less Taken are representative of the range of visual experiences we plan to deliver in the Digital Sky universe.”
Martsolf will play Keith, described as “a dangerous con-man” who preys on the public under the guise of a friendly rideshare driver.
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Set to premiere on Sept. 10, Ride Share will include 10 episodes with new ones released each week. Each podcast will feature various video elements, including graphic novel animations and actor performances mixed in to bring the stories and characters to life.
The show is a spinoff of Digital Sky’s popular Trail Less Taken, which tells the story of an experienced hiker and social media influencer, played by Caitlin Thornburn (Good Omens).
The pod was shot in a recording booth with props, immersive sound effects, and a backdrop of visual images.
Martsolf’s Brady hasn’t been seen in Salem much lately, having run off with Kristen after she stabbed his grandfather, Victor. But he’ll be coming back soon and things will surely be getting interesting. Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes.