Audible, Inc. Collaborates with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products in First TV Drama Series Pro
Audible, Inc. Collaborates with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products in First TV Drama Series Project Featuring an Extended Storyline of Homeland™ in Audio Format
Exclusive, Original Story Extension of Popular TV Show Narrated by Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-Winning Actor Damian Lewis Will Be Available For Free Download at Audible.com Immediately Following the Oct. 13 Episode
NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Productsand Audible, Inc. today announce a new collaboration that will deepen and extend the Fox 21 and SHOWTIME® Homeland experience for millions of viewers and fans worldwide. Immediately following episode three of the series, fans can visit Audible.com to download a free original half-hour story performed by Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-winning actor Damian Lewis as Congressman, now fugitive, Nicholas Brody. The audio story will tie into important plot lines developed during the first few episodes of the new season. Episode three of Homeland airs on Oct. 13 at 9 PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME.
This exclusive storyline available on Audible.com introduces a unique and all-new way to enjoy Homeland beyond the television screen, creating a more integrated and immersive experience for fans and viewers. The audio story marks the first collaboration for Audible with a television drama series.
"With the new season of Homeland in full swing, strategically it is important to explore new mediums and methods of reaching our consumers which includes the large fan base of the show," said Roz Nowicki, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Retail at Fox Consumer Products. "Our relationship with Audible offers a unique channel for a television series to present easily accessible extensions of the show to a wide audience while offering content that fans will really appreciate."
"The Audible Homeland story has allowed my character, Nick Brody, to forge a more intimate and personal connection with the show's fans, adding additional layers and depth to the plot points unveiled this season," said Damian Lewis.
"We are thrilled to be able to offer Homeland fans this opportunity to spend more time with this endlessly fascinating character," said Audible.com EVP and Publisher Beth Anderson. "This new story will surprise and delight everyone who wants more background on the episodes they see on television. The intimacy of listening to Nick's monologue and the power of Damian's performance will add another dimension to the Homeland narrative. If you're captivated by Sunday's episode, you'll love hearing more of the action by downloading this bonus story from Audible."
HOMELAND made its dramatic return on September 29th. Season 3 opens during the aftermath of the horrific terror attack that decimated the U.S. intelligence apparatus, and prompted a global manhunt for the world's most wanted terrorist - Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis). As Carrie (Claire Danes) and Saul (Mandy Patinkin) begin to pick up the pieces of their shattered professional and personal lives, they are swept up in the political and media firestorm surrounding the terror attack and the subsequent search for Brody's whereabouts. The series also stars Morena Baccarin, Rupert Friend, Sarita Choudhury, Tracy Letts, Jackson Pace, Morgan Saylor, and F. Murray Abraham. The top rated series on SHOWTIME®, HOMELAND has been awarded Emmy®, Golden Globe® Awards, SAG, Peabody, Television Critics Association, AFI and Critics' Choice Awards.
New episodes air at 9PM [ET/PT] - only on SHOWTIME®.
Season Two now available on Blu-ray™ & DVD.
Produced by Fox 21 for Showtime, HOMELAND is based on the Israeli "Prisoners of War" created by Gideon Raff, and was developed for American television by executive producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon.
ABOUT AUDIBLE, INC.
Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NAS: AMZN) , is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment on the Internet, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible's mission is to establish literate listening as a core tool for anyone seeking to be more productive, better informed, or more thoughtfully entertained. Audible content comprises more than 150,000 audio programs from content providers including leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Among the acclaimed actors who have recently performed audiobooks for Audible Studios are Anne Hathaway, Colin Firth, Diane Keaton, Dustin Hoffman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Winslet, Nicole Kidman and Samuel L. Jackson. Audible is also the preeminent provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple's iTunes® Store.
ABOUT TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX CONSUMER PRODUCTS
A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of prime time entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.
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