A new audio podcast from the writer and director of “The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head” released its first episode this week, called “The World of Tomorrow.”
In the audio drama, listeners will follow along with the adventures of Tim E. Less, a self-styled private eye living in a domed metropolis called Progress, where 50 thousand temporary residents chosen from the pinnacle of American Industry live and work.
When Less gets wrapped up in the mystery of who killed one of Progress’ most prominent citizens, he begins to uncover more secrets of the city than anyone could have imagined.
“We had a hard time deciding exactly what to call it,” said Benjamin Lancaster, creator and showrunner. “When people think of a podcast, they imagine a few guys sitting around talking about movies. This is something different. It’s an audio drama, but one that is going to work more like TV. You’ll have to tune in each week to get the next chapter.”
As of now, five 30-45 minute chapters in the series’ first adventure, “Murder in Progress,” have been recorded and will be released over the next several months. Lancaster is currently writing the second set of episodes, which will follow the same format.
“After ‘Walt’s Frozen Head,’ I wanted my follow-up project to be something completely different, that still appealed to the fans I had gathered around the film and Twitter account (@waltsfrzenhead),” said Lancaster. “When I had thought up this idea, a murder mystery audio series that takes place in the city of the future, I thought it was the perfect project. But I have to admit, the scale has grown bigger than I ever expected.”
There are over 20 people involved in the series’ production, including actor and podcaster Brian Ballace as Tim Less; voice actress Callie Wills as Eve R. Moore; Ron Schneider, who played Walt in “The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head;” John Saccheri, known for his YouTube channel BigFatPanda; How Bowers, one-quarter of the Retro Walt Disney World podcast; and Jerry Skids, creator and host of Mouse Rants.
The first episode is available now on all major podcasting platforms, including Apple Podcast, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and more, as well as on YouTube. The second episode will release on March 10.
To learn more, and to listen to the first episode, visit WorldOfTomorrowSeries.com.