iHeartMedia and Masterworked Media Team up to Bring Season Two of the Hit Scripted
“True Crime” Podcast to Millions of New Listeners
Kevin Pollak and Patton Oswalt Join Returning Stars Joe Manganiello, Constance Zimmer, Alfred Molina and Others for Season Two
LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK – November 26, 2019 – iHeartMedia, the No.1 commercial podcast publisher globally, and Masterworked Media creators Ryan Martz and Oliver Vaquer team up to bring season two of “The Angel of Vine,” the hit scripted mystery podcast starring Joe Manganiello, Constance Zimmer and Alfred Molina to the iHeartPodcast Network. Season two is set to launch Spring 2020. Listeners can binge all of season one now on iHeartRadio and everywhere else podcasts are available.
“The Angel of Vine” tells the story of a present-day journalist who uncovers the audio tapes of a 1950s private investigator, voiced by Joe Manganiello, who cracked the greatest unsolved murder mystery Hollywood has ever seen – known as The Angel of Vine – and kept it a secret. Season two will pick up where season one left off, bringing listeners back in time to 1959, Palm Springs, California, with another victim, new suspects and clues that lead back to The Angel of Vine.
“I absolutely cannot wait to dust off Hank’s recorder and reunite with the Angel of Vine team to see what twisted mayhem Oliver and Ryan have in store for us for season two,” said Manganiello, star of ‘The Angel of Vine.’ “I loved working on season one and was thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response and hunger for more adventures in this rich and addictive world.”
“The Angel of Vine” features the one of the largest celebrity casts in an audio drama to date and since its season one launch, has attracted an impressive fan base that has attributed to its more than one million downloads. In season two, actors Kevin Pollak and Patton Oswalt will join the star-studded cast, one as a greedy land developer and the other as well-connected informant from the seedy underground of Palm Springs. The first season included actors Joe Manganiello (“True Blood”), Alan Tudyk (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”), Alfred Molina (“Feud”), Constance Zimmer (“House of Cards”), Khary Payton (“The Walking Dead”), Mike Colter (“Evil”), Misha Collins (“Supernatural”), Cree Summer (“Queen Sugar”), Oliver Vaquer (“Jane the Virgin”) and Camilla Luddington (“Grey’s Anatomy”) – many of which will return for season two.
“We wanted to make a scripted podcast that was engaging and entertaining,” said Ryan Martz, co-founder of Masterworked Media. “We collaborated with an ensemble of incredibly talented actors and sound designers to make that possible. It was also important to us to make it appealing to the non-fiction listeners in a format that they’d recognize. After launching ‘The Angel of Vine’ independently, we’re thrilled to join the iHeartPodcast family for our second season. It’s exciting to have such great partners that can introduce our podcast to a whole new audience.”
“Working with the Masterworked team on ‘The Angel of Vine’ is incredibly exciting for me as a fan of great stories,” said Holly Frey, Podcast Lead Executive Producer for iHeartMedia. “In a time when true crime is all the rage in podcasting, they take that idea in a new direction through fiction to craft a finely tuned narrative that is scary and revelatory, but always engaging and one of the best scripted podcasts in the industry. The cast is spectacular, and the podcast has gained a massive following because of their performances and the show’s haunting story — it’s something that people want to binge. I feel so honored to work on bringing this title to the iHeartPodcast Network and really fortifying our fiction offerings with more quality content.”
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About Masterworked Media
Masterworked Media was founded as a podcast production studio by Oliver Vaquer and Ryan Martz. Created out of their mutual love of storytelling and shared experience in the voice over world, they independently produced The Angel of Vine with the goal of creating quality scripted audio content with an ensemble of incredibly talented actors and sound designers.