Sci-fi audio drama Boom is returning for its second season, the creators have announced, with the first two episodes launching 10 July.
Produced by award-winning independent podcast company Stak, the nostalgic podcast is set in 1999 and focuses on an Enron finance manager who receives mysterious emails sent from the future. The series is intended “to capture the same feeling that Stranger Things achieved on screen, but in audio,” according to series writer Joel Emery.
The voice cast for the podcast includes Mad Men’s Akie Kotabe, It’s A Sin’s Omari Douglas, Holby City’s Meg Cavanaugh, and The Batman’s Mike Capozzola - all of whom are returning for the second season. Following the success of season one, Cavanaugh was nominated for a OneVoice Award for her performance.
Boom comes from the creators of Stak’s mockumentary podcasts The Offensive and Jackie The Ripper. Although the production company is more widely known for creating hit sports podcasts such as Football Ramble and Wrestle Me, it has also found success in creating fiction podcasts with Jackie The Ripper topping the comedy fiction charts in the UK.
Stak recently achieved a new milestone with 300 million podcast downloads across its portfolio of over 30 podcasts. The production company won two categories at the British Podcast Awards in 2022, including silver for Best Network and gold in Best Sports Podcast for Football Ramble Presents.
“We’re exceptionally proud to have hit the milestone of 300 million downloads,” said Stak co-founder and chief operating officer Luke Moore. “As a completely independent, self-funded business it’s a fantastic achievement and a real testament to the quality of the team we have here at Stak, the amazing broadcasters we work with every day, and of course our wonderful listeners who download our shows so loyally. We’re all very excited to set about hitting the next 300 million!”