Wondery's 'Secrets, Crimes And Audiotape' Offers 'Podcast Musical' Parodying 'Serial'
November 15, 2016 at 11:56 AM (PT)
WONDERY's scripted anthology podcast series "SECRETS, CRIMES AND AUDIOTAPE" is taking a sharply satirical -- and musical -- turn with a five-episode arc that combines a parody of a certain very, very popular true crime podcast with a full-blown musical, which the network asserts is the first-ever 'podcast musical.'
"Wait Wait Don't Kill Me," written by DAVE HOLSTEIN ("WEEDS") with music and lyrics by ALAN SCHMUCKLER (the upcoming "DIARY OF A WIMPY KID" musical), turns the story of "SERIAL" into a musical with the twist that SARAH KOENIG herself is a suspect in the murder. LESLIE KRITZER plays KOENIG, with JESSIE CANNIZZARO as a singing IRA GLASS, ZACHARY INFANTE as ADNAN SYED, and RENEÉ ALBULARIO as HAE MIN LEE.
The musical is posting in five weekly episodes starting TODAY (11/15).