Wolverine may have met an unfortunate fate at the end of Logan, not to mention that Hugh Jackman’s retirement from the role deepened the wound, but everyone’s favorite Canadian mutant (sorry, Deadpool) has made a new home in the medium of podcasting.
The Lost Trail, as it is being titled, is the second season to Wolverine: The Long Night, which is Marvel’s virgin attempt at a fictional podcast; it is set to premiere exclusively on Stitcher during the Winter of 2019, for a 10-episode run, with a wide release on all platforms later in the year.
Marvel released an official synopsis not too long after the news was released:
“Marvel’s Wolverine: The Lost Trail is an epic quest that takes place in the Louisiana bayou. Following the events of Marvel’s Wolverine: The Long Night, Logan (Richard Armitage) returns to New Orleans in search of redemption, only to discover that his ex-lover, Maureen is nowhere to be found. And she’s not the only one. Dozens of humans and mutants have gone missing, including the mother of a teenage boy, Marcus Baptiste. With Weapon X in close pursuit, Logan and Marcus must team up and follow a trail of clues that leads them deep into the gothic heart of the bayou, where they encounter biker gangs, Cajun thieves and a world of wonders that defies explanation. It is here that they find Greenhaven — a backwater refuge run by a powerful mutant named Jason Wyngarde.”
For being such daring venture, the project has attracted some notable voice acting talents, including Richard Armitage as Wolverine (reprising his role), Legion’s Bill Irwin as Jason Wyngarde, aka Mastermind, Bell Heck as Remy LeBeau, aka Gambit, and Blair Brown as Bonnie Roach, round out the cast.
In addition to bringing back Armitage, the podcast has also managed to bring back other talents from the first season, like Wolverine: The Long Night writer Ben Percy, director Brendan Baker, and sound designer Chloe Prasinos.
The first 9 episodes of the first season, Wolverine: The Long Night are available everywhere. The season finale will be released on November 7.