Actress Kiernan Shipka has been tapped to star in “Treat,” a feature-length project from C13Features.
Written by Nathan Ballingrud, it’s the story of a seemingly perfect American town that hires a mysterious outsider with supernatural powers to help it recover from social turmoil. But when the town can’t keep up with its payments, three teens must unlock the secret of his powers.
Shipka will play protagonist and narrator Allie West, according to a release from C13Features, which is the new scripted audio movie division of Audacy-owned Cadence13.
C13Features has partnered with Babak Anvari and Lucan Toh of Two & Two Pictures, and Best Case Studios, to co-produce. It’s currently in production with the premiere slated for Monday, Oct. 25. The worldwide Halloween-week release will be available on all podcast platforms.
“I’m thrilled to be playing Allie — she’s a strong-willed, complex young girl with a true weight on her shoulders: she has to be the adult in her family, but she’s still just a teenager coming of age, and being able to play her and navigate her world is really fulfilling,” Shipka says in a news release. “‘Treat’ is a one-of-a-kind thrilling audio movie and story, and I’m so excited to be part of this experience with C13Features.”
Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer and co-founder of Cadence13, will serve as an Executive Producer alongside Shipka. He says the project aims for “premium quality and excellence across all sides of each production for mainstream appeal, exceptional originality, innovation, and storytelling.”
He adds: “Casting is one of the most critical and important elements of this new audio movie experience from C13Features, and we are so honored and excited to have Kiernan join us to play this incredible role of Allie — we can’t wait to see her bring this pivotal character to life and help take ‘Treat’ to the level we all believe it can go.”
Shipka, who plays the title role of Sabrina Spellman in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, also starred as Sally Draper on seven seasons of Mad Men, the Emmy-winning drama.
Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks.