Cavalry Media, a Los Angeles-based media company formed last year by Hollywood producer Dana Brunetti and former Relativity Media finance executive Keegan Rosenberger, is branching out into podcasts. They’ve created Calvary Audio, a division that will develop a slate of new shows. The Hollywood Reporter says Cavalry is producing the podcasts with plans to leverage the stories for film and television adaptation projects.
"We are big proponents of the audio space in general and podcasts in particular: both as a viable stand-alone business and as a low-cost IP creation tool for future adaptation across other media," Cavalry CEO Rosenberger said in a statement. "We view this move into audio as highly complementary to Cavalry's existing film, television and talent management businesses."
Calvary Audio’s effort lunches with a podcast dedicated to the HBO hit “The Sopranos.” Actress Drea de Matteo and her best friend, Chris Kushner will host a podcast called Made Women in which they re-watch the series and talk about it, episode-by-episode. The weekly Made Women is scheduled to debut March 23.
Another show cuing up is hosted by former Navy Seal Cade Courtley. His show is called Can You Survive This Podcast and will feature Courtley sharing hypothetical life-threatening situations and giving listeners the tools to increase their chances of surviving. It will reportedly debut in the second quarter.
And the Hollywood Reporter says Calvary Audio is also working on a scripted true-crime show called The Devil Within. It is hosted by former Fox News host Clayton Morris. When it debuts during the second quarter, it will feature on stories about demonic possession and the paranormal.