Adam McKay’s new production company, Hyperobject Industries and Three Uncanny Four Productions, the podcast company from Adam Davidson, Laura Mayer and Sony Music Entertainment, have announced a joint venture to develop original podcasts.
Under the multi-year agreement, Hyperobject Industries and Three Uncanny Four will partner on the creation, production and distribution of scripted and unscripted podcast programming with an initial slate of shows scheduled to launch in 2020.
McKay will lead the joint venture with Davidson and Mayer, and focus on driving unique podcast storytelling. Harry Nelson, formerly of Earwolf Media and Midroll Media, will serve as a podcast producer.
The joint venture builds on a long running collaboration between McKay and Davidson, which most recently includes Broken: Jeffrey Epstein, the investigative podcast executive produced by McKay, his producing partner Kevin Messick, Three Uncanny Four and Julie K. Brown. Previously, Davidson served as a consultant on McKay projects including The Big Short, and McKay and Davidson co-hosted Gimlet Media’s Surprisingly Awesome podcast. They reteamed for Amazon’s This Giant Beast, an eight-part, globe-spanning exploration of the most compelling topics impacting the global economy.