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Tomorrow Podcast: ‘Annie’ Sequel Premiere on Amazon Music, Wondery

A new podcast imagines what happens five years after the events of the beloved musical “Annie.”

“Tomorrow,” a scripted drama series featuring new music and new arrangements of classic songs from the musical, will premiere exclusively on Amazon Music and Wondery on Monday, December 13, before streaming to other audio platforms. adults a month later.

Intended to last a full year, the weekly podcast series stars Laura Benanti (“Supergirl,” “Into the Woods,” “Gossip Girl”) as Miss Hannigan, Lance Reddick (“John Wick,” “The Wire”) as Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks and Alan Ruck (“Succession”, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”) as Drake, Annie’s robot butler.

Teenage Annie is played by newcomer Abbie-Grace Levi. The cast also includes Anjali Jay (“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”), Jon Lindstrom (“Bosch”), Bobbi Bordley (“Blue Bloods”), Anne Beyer (“The Chosen”) and newcomer Sam Zaslow-Braverman.

The scripted podcast is set five years after Annie’s adoption by Warbucks in the near future in New York City. Annie, now 15, is a singer-songwriter extraordinaire who, along with her orphaned friends, must solve a shocking mystery that threatens to cripple the Warbucks empire. The crisis may be linked to Annie’s old nemesis, Agatha Hannigan, who was recently released from prison after serving a five-year sentence – or it could be linked to Annie’s past… and a second locket found near from his parents’ grave.

Amazon Music and Amazon-owned Wondery will release “Tomorrow” episodes exclusively for 30 days, starting December 13 for free on Amazon Music (at this link) and ad-free on the Wondery Plus subscription app. The show will be available on all podcast platforms from January 17 after the Amazon Music and Wondery exclusive window.

The first season will be released weekly on Mondays throughout the year – with a total of around 60 total episodes planned for “Tomorrow”. The idea is that the weekly audio drama will become a family favorite, similar to a weekly TV show.

“We’re excited to introduce new listeners to great family audio entertainment and create superfans of all ages and generations who can listen together and can’t wait to talk about what’s next,” Ben Strouse, CEO of the company from Gen-Z Media podcast, which produces . “We love the idea that someone’s favorite new weekly show is Annie’s iconic story – in audio.”

The series is based on the story and characters from the musical “Annie” by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan. “Tomorrow” is created and produced by David Kreizman, Ben Strouse and Chris Tarry at Gen-Z Media.

The story is by Kreizman and Strouse, written by Kreizman, Strouse, Donna Swajeski and Marla Kanelos, and directed by Kreizman and Claire McClanahan. The podcast features original music and arrangements by Chris Tarry, Shawn Pierce and David Molloy, with Annie’s vocals by Haley Klinkhammer.

Gen-Z Media is represented by UTA and Verve. Benanti is replaced by Untitled Entertainment and UTA. Reddick’s representatives are Grandview, A3 Artists Agency for voiceover and Paradigm for theatre. Ruck is replaced by Innovative Artists, APA, Mark Teitelbaum of Teitelbaum Artists Group and Mitch Smelkinson of Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher.

Listen to the trailer for “Tomorrow”: