Cynthia Erivo Moves Into the Podcast Space with ‘Carrier’

Cynthia Erivo, who we’re excited to see in the upcoming film Harriet, is now moving into the podcast space.

The Widows and Bad Times At The El Royale star is to lead voice cast on, and co-produce, upcoming podcast Carrier from burgeoning LA audio firm QCode, which recently launched with hit Rami Malek fictional podcast Blackout — reported by Deadline today.

If you haven’t checked out Rami Malek’s Blackout, it’s worth a listen, aside from the ads that break into the story every few minutes or so, the series is quite engaging. The eight-episode suspense story about a small-town radio DJ who must fight to protect his family and community from a coordinated attack that destroys the power grid and upends modern civilization.

Like Malek, Erivo will produce and star in the series along with Lamorne Morris (New Girl), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Lance Reddick (The Wire), Elliott Gould (Ocean’s Eight), Robert Longstreet (The Haunting Of Hill House), Dale Dickey (Hell Or High Water) and Chris Ellis (The Oath). Also in the mix are Steve Howey, Oliver Cooper, Byron Bowers, and Joel McKinnon Miller.

Tony Award-winner Erivo (The Color Purple) plays a long-haul truck driver who during her all-night trip across rural America discovers she’s transporting a trailer with disturbing, mysterious contents. The seven-episode series, QCode’s second narrative show, is in post-production and aims to launch soon. There is no specific release date as of yet.