Nova Productions’ sapphic scripted comedy-drama series The Walker Mysteries is returning for its third season this December, the company announced.
The series is an adaptation of the novels written by author Andrew White, who also writes and directs the podcast series. The podcast is presented in a monologue format from the perspective of Yorkshire detective Charlotte Walker, played by voice actor Sally Swift, who talks about her adventures with her work partner DC Ayesha Stoker.
In addition to founding Yorkshire-based company Nova Productions, White is also known for presenting and producing the TV and podcast series Walks Around Britain. The podcast releases episodes monthly and includes audio walks, outdoor news & views, interviews, gear and kit reviews and area walking guides.
“Finding the driver of your minicab dead at the wheel… the mysterious disappearance of a games developer and a bride-to-be murdered the night before her wedding… It can only mean DCI Charlotte Walker is back!” said White.
“It’s fantastic we’re bringing a new season of eight episodes of The Walker Mysteries to our loyal and growing number of listeners,” said executive producer Sienna Langstaff. “Andrew has continued to write adventures for Charlotte which are both light-hearted and inclusive.”
Season three of the podcast, which first launched in May this year, will run for eight 11-minute episodes released weekly, starting from late December this year. The podcast can either be listened to as a standalone project or alongside the novel series for an enhanced immersive storytelling experience.
Using podcasts as a format for adapting books has become increasingly popular recently, either following the same events as the original series like Audible’s Charles Dickens adaptations including Oliver Twist and David Copperfield, or creating something entirely new using the existing IP, like Wondery’s adaptations of the Dr. Seuss characters including podcasts like The Cat in The Hat Cast and 'Tis The Grinch Holiday Talk Show.