HBO Max plans expansion of podcast effort with original programming

HBO Max, which promotes 25 podcasts on its website, is planning a deeper push into original audio programming. One effort will be Batman: The Audio Adventures, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and DC Comics. The announcement was made at last week’s Podcast Movement conference in Nashville.

The current roster of shows produced by the WarnerMedia unit is filled with companion podcasts linked to HBO franchises such as Between the World and Me and The Cost of Winning.

The new Batman podcast will be a scripted original starring Jeffrey Wright as the faux-winged superhero. Rosario Dawson will play Catwoman and John Leguizamo as Riddler.

Another show is described as a look-back podcast about the Band of Brothers limited-run series. Yet another is a new Insecure spin-off podcast which will expand a collaboration with Audacy, according to Deadline.


Brad Hill