Warner Bros. is in business with Mick Jagger, thanks to a first-look development deal for up to seven narrative podcasts from the Rolling Stone singer’s Rainy Day Podcasts.
Under the terms of the deal, Rainy Day will produce a slate of up to seven new podcast series stemming from original intellectual property. Projects may span genres, from scripted dramas to comedies, docuseries, talk and more. Rainy Day has set initial production deals with acclaimed filmmaker Allison Anders (“Grace of My Heart,” “Gas Food Lodging”), screenwriter John Brancato (“The Game,” “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”), and writer/producer Zack Stentz (“Thor,” “X-Men: First Class,” “The Flash” TV series).
Said Robert Steele, SVPt, Business Strategy and Operations, Warner Bros. Digital Networks, “Storytelling is at the core of everything we do at Warner Bros., and we look forward to expanding that mission to the world of original narrative podcasts. We are extremely excited about this partnership with the Rainy Day team, a talented group of storytellers with an incredible track record of creating projects of the highest quality across multiple platforms.”
Rainy Day Podcasts is a collaboration between Jagger and his Jagged Films partner, Victoria Pearman, Steve Bing and Josh Olson (A History of Violence). “Everything starts with the word,” they said. “We’re very excited to be working with Warner Bros. to create an environment where the best writers are free to pursue their passion projects with maximum creative freedom.”