Exclusive: Mina Sandwall (Lost space) And Michael Simino (Love, Victor) Is set to lead the thriller podcast series Jane AnonymousWhich will premiere exclusively on Apple Podcasts and the Fictionz app
The series was adapted by Stephanie Woo (green plastic sandals) based on the novel of the same name by Laurie Faria Stollerz (Blue Hall for Nightmares). It is Jane will be followed by (Sandwall), an 18-year-old girl who fights to escape a kidnapper, her relationship with a fellow prisoner (Simino) and their struggle to understand that they thought everything they knew could be a lie.
Andres Rosende, who produces and edits the popular podcast Bad Friends of comedians Bobby Lee and Andrew Santino, is directing the series, which will consist of five, 20-minute episodes. The first is set to be released on June 2. Sundwall and Cimino are producing alongside Fictionz, which is financing and distributing the project.
“Laurie’s confessional writing style lends itself well to the podcast medium,” Rosende said. “It’s been an emotional project for me ever since I brought the book Fiction.”
“It’s been a great experience working with everyone and playing with Michael to adapt this book to audio!”, Says Sandwall.
“Under the direction of Andres and the writing of Laurie and Stephanie, Mina and I, as actors and producers, are completely immersed in the story and hope the audience will like it as much as we do,” added Simino.
Sandwall played the role of Penny Robinson in Netflix’s sci-fi series Lost in Space, which ended its third and final season in December. He has also appeared in films such as DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Freeheld and Maggie’s Plan.
Simino Hulu’s Love starred in the Victor series and is currently appearing in Netflix’s Rebel Wilson Comedy Senior Year. Additional credits include Annabelle Comes Home and the podcast series Black Box, Joel McHale, Kelsey Grammar and more.
Stallarz is the author of a young American adult fiction novel that launched a series on his first novel, Blue Is for Nightmare, entitled White is for Magic, Silver is for Secrets and Red is for Remembrance, as well as a companion. Graphic novel, Black is for Beginnings. He is also the author of the Touch Series, The Dark House Series, Bleed, Project 17, Shutter, and The Last Secret You Will Ever Keep – a companion novel to the psychological thriller Jane Anonymous. With over one million books sold worldwide, Stallar’s titles have been shortlisted for numerous awards and have been translated into thirty languages.
Fictionz is a podcast platform and studio that provides immersive, consistent, fictional narrative podcasts from your favorite female writers for a global audience — in each genre. Other podcasts from the company include The Break Up Diet, starring Judy Greer and Michael Trevino; Yellow Wallpaper starring Jinain Mason and Usman Ali; From The Neck Up starring Grace Wether; So You Want to Be Honeypot, starring Sierra Swartz; And Two Man of the Year, starring Armando Risco.
Rosend also recently hosted a podcast series, Two Year Man. Man of the Year writes, has managed small green plastic sandals with Rosend, and has co-written a simple wedding with Sara Jandieh’s feature rum-com.
Sandwall is represented by CESD and Megan Silverman Management; Semino by CAA and Megan Silverman Management; In the paradigm of the media; And Stallarz by Gotham Group.