Chances are, once we reveal the cast list for the new scripted podcast The Angel of Vine, you won't even wait to hear what it's about before clicking download. Joe Manganiello, Constance Zimmer, Camilla Luddington, and Mike Colter voice regular recurring roles, and discerning ears will also pick up Alfred Molina, Misha Collins, Khary Payton, Alan Tudyk, Nolan North, and our Critical Role friends Matthew Mercer and Travis Willingham.Already downloading? We had a hunch. Keep reading while you wait to find out what's in store in this dark, immersive story.
The Angel of Vine is a noir tale told in true crime style. The "podcaster," a journalist named Oscar Simons (Oliver Vaquer), is fascinated by cold cases. One of the most infamous is "The Angel of Vine," a gruesome murder in 1950s Hollywood. Young aspiring actress Marlene Marie Evans was found in a parking lot, her body mutilated and posed, with evidence either nonexistent or destroyed when she was discovered by a stampede of curious onlookers.The police gave up with no leads, and the case would never be closed... or would it? Ex-cop and private detective Hank Briggs (Joe Manganiello) may have solved the case, but he never told a soul. It's up to Oscar to search through Hank's mountain of tapes and clues from more than 60 years ago to uncover the killer.Listening to The Angel of Vine feels like stepping back in time. You're effortlessly transported to the Golden Age of Hollywood when you listen to Hank's recordings; every little detail you'd want is there, from soft footsteps to long drags on a cigarette.Â The Angel of VineÂ is compelling, riveting storytelling with a talented cast that's to die for.
A look at some of the coolest cast ever of @angelofvine from my lens which dropped this week on iTunes and Stitcher. Iâ€™ll be dropping a lot more photos over the next month as the episodes hit the airwaves. Stay tuned and enjoy the show!! pic.twitter.com/xxz8wdLONM
â€” Tyler Curtis @house7th (@tyliner) November 15, 2018
If you need some time to yourself this holiday season, this is the podcast to tuneÂ into when you make your getaway. Episodes are short, just 30 minutes in length, and a total of ten will reveal what really happened to Marlene Marie Evans that dark and fateful night.Do you have a favorite scripted podcast? Tell us about it in the comments.
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