Midroll's Howl Subscription Podcast Service Adds Issa Rae's 'Fruit'
February 4, 2016 at 3:59 AM (PT)
YouTube "THE MISADVENTURES OF AWKWARD BLACK GIRL" creator/star ISSA RAE has created a new audio drama series for MIDROLL MEDIA's premium subscription podcast service HOWL. "FRUIT," written by RAE and executive produced by BENONI TAGOE and DENIESE DAVIS, will follow the career and sexual exploration of a professional football player known as "X" as he deals with a league-related scandal. The show will be released on WEDNESDAYS in 10 chapters, with the first also available for free via the "EARWOLF Presents" iTUNES feed.
"I am extremely proud to be releasing 'FRUIT' with HOWL. This is a very honest, very intimate and very human story," said RAE. "I want listeners to get pulled in and to relate to the journey of the main character."
"ISSA RAE is an enormously talented writer and storyteller," said MIDROLL and HOWL Chief Content Officer CHRIS BANNON. "Her decision to enter podcasting with 'FRUIT' demonstrates that this industry is maturing rapidly and attracting outstanding entertainers and creators who might not have given it a try a year ago."