Rami Malek, who in February won the Oscar for best actor, features in a podcast series called Blackout. Podcast films and television series are becoming more popular in Hollywood. Photo: AP

Fiction podcasts the next big thing – for listeners sick of image saturation and writers fed up of scripting low-budget movies. Facebook and Hollywood are all ears

  • Eighty-one years after The War of the Worlds, audio fiction is having a moment, and top-tier actors are in on it, like Rami Malek in survival podcast Blackout
  • Some production houses script stories with an eye to their screen potential; others, such as Spotify’s Gimlet, are focused on exploiting audio’s potential
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Rami Malek, who in February won the Oscar for best actor, features in a podcast series called Blackout. Podcast films and television series are becoming more popular in Hollywood. Photo: AP
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