The eight-part series, titled Never Told, will feature stories written and performed by a number of acclaimed artists, including actors Harry Trevaldwyn, Thaddea Graham and Esther Smith, writers Joanne Lau, Emma Jane Unsworth, and Caleb Azumah Nelson, director Deborah Haywood, and VICE UK editor-in-chief Zing Tsjeng.
“I’m thrilled to announce our first podcast,” said Brock Media audio creative producer Nicole Davis. “It’s been a privilege to craft these stories alongside the writers and to pair them with bespoke soundscapes that will take listeners on journeys to different countries, eras and emotions, and more importantly into the minds of our talented contributors, and all manner of things they haven’t dared to share before.”
The new podcast will cover a number of themes from teenage abortion to fantasy friendships, and will launch 5 June on all podcast platforms and continue to release weekly. Brock Studios also stated that it has another “horror-skewing” anthology series in the works, which will premiere later in 2023.
Brock Media was founded by CEO and award-winning producer Sarah Brocklehurst in 2022, with investment from BBC Studios. Until now, the company has only produced TV and film series, including feature film Animals and the upcoming adaptation of Amy Liptrot’s memoir The Outrun.
“As a company we are committed to exceptional storytelling in all its forms and I’m so excited that we’re powering into the audio space with eight of our TV writers and our brilliant producer Nicole Davis,” said Brocklehurst.
BBC Studios has invested in a number of independent companies in the creative sector including scripted production company Turbine Studios, and film and TV production company Bonafide Films. The network is also behind a number of investigative podcast series including its latest release Believe in Magic with host of The Missing Cryptoqueen, Jamie Bartlett.