EXCLUSIVE: Paul Rudd, Jack McBrayer, Amber Ruffin and Paula Pell will lead the solid of Escape from Digital Island, a brand new scripted Audible Unique comedy sequence from SNL vet John Lutz and Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video. Scott Adsit, Jane Krakowski, Seth Meyers, Jason Sudeikis, Kenan Thompson, Olivia Wilde and Henry Winkler spherical out the ensemble solid. Escape From Digital Island is ready to premiere April 2 on the Amazon-owned audio platform.
Written by Lutz (Saturday Night time Reside, Late Night time with Seth Meyers, 30 Rock), in Escape from Digital Island, Derek Ambrose (Rudd) runs an island resort in 2038 the place the rich come to dwell out their wildest fantasies in digital actuality. With the assistance of his assistant Beasley (McBrayer), lead pc scientist Religion (Ruffin), and head of safety Ramona (Pell), the island has been working easily since Derek inherited it from his mom. When a high-profile visitor out of the blue goes lacking inside a pc simulation, Derek, Religion, Beasley, and Ramona type a search get together to retrieve him. Bouncing between VR environments, the crew quickly realizes that the pc has turn into self-aware and is stopping them from escaping again to the true world.
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Escape from Digital Island is govt produced by Broadway Video’s Britta von Schoeler and produced by Austin Breslow. Will Rogers and Ian Stearns are govt producers for Audible.
“This astonishing group of comedy all-stars took a hilarious script and turned it right into a wildly imaginative and good sequence,” stated David Blum, editor-in-chief of Audible Originals. “After we kicked off our collaboration with Broadway Video in 2017, we did so with the imaginative and prescient of making distinctive new Audible Originals with the highest skills within the enterprise. We‘re working to make Audible the house for the highest inventive skills working at this time. And we will’t watch for our listeners to hitch these acquainted voices on a wild comedy journey sequence like no different.”
“I take pleasure in creating characters and telling a narrative via them,” stated Lutz. “This Audible format gave me the proper alternative to take action. Writing particularly for audio excited and challenged me to provide you with unconventional methods to inform a narrative utterly via dialogue and sound. I wrote this story with this solid particularly in thoughts, and so they elevated every little thing I wrote as a result of they’re among the many funniest performers alive.”
Lutz wrote on SNL from 2003-2010, and recurred on all seven seasons of NBC’s 30 Rock. He’s been a author on Late Night time with Seth Meyers for the reason that present’s launch in 2014.
Escape from Digital Island is the fourth installment of Audible and Broadway Video collaborations, following Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynne’s Heads Will Roll, John Cena and Anna Chlumsky’s 64th Man, and Ana Gasteyer and Maya Rudolph’s Vacation Greetings from Sugar and Booze.