WNYC Studios, the podcast producing arm of New York Public Radio, has signed with the talent agency UTA to sniff out opportunities to leverage its content in Hollywood. In addition to television and film adaptations, UTA will also work on behalf of WNYC Studios in securing strategic partnerships.
WNYC Studios was one of the earliest adopters of podcasting, and the network is home to some of the industry’s most popular and critically acclaimed shows, including Radiolab, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, The New Yorker Radio Hour, and The United States of Anxiety.
The list of potential adaptations also includes special series from WNYC, including Radiolab’s Mixtape, which explored the impact of cassette tapes on everything from music to politics, and More Perfect, Radiolab’s first ever spin-off series that examined some of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most significant rulings and the impact they had inside and outside of the court. More Perfect will resume production in 2023.
There is also its latest podcast series Dead End, the debut production of WNYC Studios’ new documentary unit devoted to non-fiction long form audio storytelling. Dead End tells the tale of the unsolved 2014 murders of prominent political couple John and Joyce Sheridan.
This week, the New Jersey State Attorney General’s office confirmed that it had reopened the investigation of the case based on reporting in the Nancy Solomon-hosted podcast.