Category: Heads Will Roll

‘Heads Will Roll’ Event at SXSW 2019

‘Heads Will Roll’ Event at SXSW 2019

Audible created an exclusive event for ‘Heads Will Roll‘ at the SXSW 2019, where you can see new images from the show (including signs with quotes) and listen to a sneak peek. A fan who attended the event recorded footage from the entire tavern they made for the show and you can watch it below! We also added pictures of the opening night in our gallery.

Audible Sets Premiere for Kate McKinnon’s ‘Heads Will Roll’

Audible Sets Premiere for Kate McKinnon’s ‘Heads Will Roll’

Audible announced today that the new audio series from Kate McKinnon and her sister Emily Lynne, ‘Heads Will Roll‘, is set to be released on May 2nd. They also revealed the cover art for the show. Read more about it below and check out the cover art in our gallery!

Audible has released the cover art for “Heads Will Roll,” the audiobook giant’s first foray into comedy originals.

Set to launch May 2nd, the absurdist 10-episode medieval series comes from the minds of “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kate McKinnon and her sister Emily Lynne, who both star.

McKinnon plays the evil Queen Mortuana of the Night Realm, while Lynne will voice her ditsy raven minion JoJo. After they receive a prophecy about an imminent peasant uprising, the pair must journey to find the “Shard of Acquiescence,” which will put down the rebellion and save the throne. Listeners will find out if their friendship will survive the perils of politics, which entails sensitive generals, chatty sex slaves, whiny behemoths, princes with bird fetishes, and the notion of democracy.

The raunchy satire also includes the talents of Andrea Martin, Carol Kane, Audra McDonald, Aidy Bryant, Alex Moffat, Heidi Gardner, Chris Redd, Steve Higgins, Bob the Drag Queen, Esther Perel, and more.

“’Heads Will Roll’ is a one of a kind, genre-bending series that takes audiences on a wild ride as it combines hilarious narrative storytelling, music and brutally sharp wit,” said David Blum, Editor in Chief of Audible Originals. “We simply can’t wait for Audible listeners to experience this wry and genius comedy from two talented sisters and an all-star cast.”

In February, Variety reported exclusively that Audible had struck a deal with Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video to create multiple audio-only original comedy programs for its listeners. The show is executive produced by Broadway Video’s Britta von Schoeler and produced by Austin Breslow. Will Rogers and Ian Stearns are executive producers for Audible.

Although Audible previously developed comedic fiction and memoirs, the new partnership marks the audiobook company’s first venture into long-form scripted comedy originals, according to Blum.

Source: Variety

Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynne to Star in a New audio-only Original Comedy Program for Audible

Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynne to Star in a New audio-only Original Comedy Program for Audible

Variety is reporting that Kate McKinnon and her sister Emily Lynne created a new audio-only original comedy program for Audible named “Heads Will Roll“. The show has 10 episodes with Kate and Emily are both staring in it! Kate plays Queen Mortuana and Emily plays JoJo. The release date has yet to be announced. Read more about it below:

Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video and Amazon’s Audible have struck a deal to create multiple audio-only original comedy programs for Audible listeners, Variety has learned, starting with an absurdist medieval series created by “Saturday Night Live” star Kate McKinnon and her sister Emily Lynne.

“Heads Will Roll” is the first of Audible and Broadway Video’s joint endeavors. Described as a “workplace comedy that takes place in a medieval castle,” the 10-episode audio show started out as a passion project of McKinnon and Lynne’s, Broadway Video head Britta von Schoeler told Variety.

McKinnon plays Queen Mortuana, an evil queen who must contend with a peasant uprising. Lynne stars alongside her as JoJo, the queen’s raven sidekick. The series features about 90 characters in all, including some very famous voices.

Think Tim Gunn as the queen’s army general, Meryl Streep as an outspoken actress aiding the peasant rebellion, Audra McDonald as the queen’s frenemy, a flurry of McKinnon’s “SNL” castmates, the Fab Five from “Queer Eye,” plus Peter Dinklage as “a prince who has a bird fetish,” aka a love interest to Lynne’s character.

“We’re so excited to collaborate with Audible and Broadway Video and be part of the recent explosion of audio,” said McKinnon and Lynne jointly via email. “We grew up playing music and doing voices together and we had the time of our lives using this medium to build a fantasy world that could be as big as we wanted it to be.”

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