Premium audio entertainment platform, Serial Box, today announced its partnership with horror genre legend John Carpenter and writer, film producer, and president of Storm King Productions, Sandy King Carpenter. Together, Serial Box and Storm King will co-produce an exclusive line of horror stories in audio format under the John Carpenter Presents banner. The collaboration will establish Serial Box as the exclusive partner for John Carpenter audio/podcast projects.
Best known for such cult classics as Halloween, Dark Star, Christine, and The Thing, Carpenter will add audio to his storied career as film producer, writer, director, actor, composer, and comics creator leveraging Serial Box’s experience creating addictive, immersive audio series. The collaboration will consist of audio stories developed by both companies, produced and recorded by Serial Box, that will live on Serial Box’s platform. The teams, led by John and Sandy King Carpenter and by Hayley Wagreich, Head of Content at Serial Box, will invite select creators well-versed in the horror genre to collaborate on the projects. They’re projected to develop at least five series per year for a minimum of two years.
“Horror is a universal language that works across so many mediums. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Serial Box – their rich sound design has advanced audio storytelling, offering us a new way to strike fear into the hearts of our audience. Harkening back to spooky tales told around the fire, we can’t wait to get these stories out into the world,” said John and Sandy King Carpenter.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have a legendary filmmaker help us elevate audio storytelling as an art form,” said Molly Barton, co-founder and CEO Serial Box. “John Carpenter invented the genre of smart, action-packed horror/suspense and through Serial Box’s immersive audio storytelling, he and Sandy can create new classics and connect with a new generation of fans.”
In addition to his iconic career as a director, John Carpenter executive produced and scored 2018’s box office hit HALLOWEEN, as well as the upcoming HALLOWEEN KILLS. Sandy King Carpenter has had a decades-long career in producing, working with filmmakers like Carpenter, John Cassavetes, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Mann and John Hughes. Most recently, Sandy produced Amazon’s horror movie THE MANOR, set to be released later this year.
King Carpenter is also the first female founder of a comic publishing house, STORM KING COMICS, where Sandy has created, written, and curated countless award-winning graphic novel series. Most recently, Sandy launched STORM KIDS, offering comics for the next crop of genre fans, aged 4 to 18 years old. Together, John and Sandy are also in development on various film and television projects under Sandy King Carpenter’s Storm King Productions.
Serial Box pairs strong storytelling by best-selling authors with category-defining audio productions, including soundscapes, original music, and sound effects, to create a truly immersive story experience. Serial Box recently released Memory Lane from Pretty Little Liars author Sara Shepard. It will also release Marvel’s Black Panther: Sins of the King later this month with William Jackson Harper (“The Good Place”) set to narrate. Users can choose to read or listen, switching easily between the two and picking up where they left off in either format. First episodes are free to listen or read before paying for access to the rest of the series. Find Serial Box on the App Store, Google Play, and on the web.
APA represents both Serial Box and the Carpenters. The Carpenters are also represented by their attorney, Mark Stankevich at Stankevich Law, Inc.
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