Spotify’s science fiction podcast Case 63 is now available to listen to across all major podcast platforms ahead of its season two release, the audio giant has announced.
The podcast, starring Academy Award-winner Julianne Moore and Óscar Isaac, launched in October last year and quickly became a hit, appearing as one of the top five most popular podcasts in Spotify’s annual Wrapped list.
When it first launched, Case 63 was exclusive to the Spotify platform, but the audio giant has revamped its podcast strategy since then, making a number of its originals available across all major platforms in order to grow its audience and increase its ad sales. This includes hits like Emma Chamberlain’s Anything Goes podcast, Armchair Expert with Dax Shephard, and a number of originals under Spotify Studios like Science Vs (formerly under Gimlet).
"Given our position as the leading global podcast platform, we expanded our windowing strategies to increase the audiences and ad sales potential of our shows," a Spotify spokesperson told PodPod. "In this case, we’re pursuing broad distribution for some of our original and licensed podcasts like Case 63 S2. This will be done on a case-by-case basis and over time."
In addition to making the podcast non-exclusive, Spotify announced that the show will be returning for a second season on 26 September and that all 10 episodes will be available at launch. The new season will feature returning cast members including Moore and Isaac, as well as new characters played by Succession’s Zoë Winters and Inventing Anna’s Arian Moayad.
Case 63 is a production under Spotify Studios, which is a new organisation that Spotify announced in June combining the two platforms that it acquired in 2019 - Gimlet and Parcast - as part of its new podcast strategy. Content within Spotify Studios is overseen by Spotify vice president and head of global podcast studios Julie McNamara.
The series is an adaptation of the original Latin American podcast series, Caso 63. It represents the first original from Spotify that has been adapted from a non-English-speaking market to multiple other languages and has become popular with audiences worldwide, landing at the top of the charts in Chile, Brazil, and India.