Our friend and colleague Jay Sandlin got a chance to sit down with Serial Box Manager, Rachel Pinnelas to talk about Serial Box as well as the launch of Marvel’s Thor: Metal Gods. Check out the full interview with Rachel below as well as the Press Release for Thor: Metal Gods.
Jay Sandlin’s Interview with Rachel Pinnelas- Serial Box Community Manager:
Jay: Today we have Serial Box Pub Community Manager, Rachel Pinnelas. Rachel, where’s the best place online for people to find Serial Box pub online?
Rachel: You can find Serial Box pub @serialboxpub on Twitter, Instagram, and Serial Box on Android and Apple. serialbox.com is the website. When you sign up, your library is accessible and every first episode is free.
Jay: Awesome! I originally heard about Serial Box through the official continuation of Orphan Black. Clone Club, represent! To be honest, I thought I’d find it on the back of cereal boxes.
Rachel: Our name is a pun, we do delight in the wordplay. The Orphan Black star, Tatiana Maslany, is narrating the series. Helena in the “Clone Club” is a cereal fan, so it makes sense. We launched mid-September and we have the second half of the season coming out now.
Jay: I understand Serial Box is available on all mobile devices and have weekly releases. Premium serialised stories available for download.
Rachel: Yes! Episodic storytelling and wanting to follow the storyline is so important. Since you can read or listen to it anywhere, it makes it so easy. You get to immerse yourself without a problem.
Jay: Do you think any other Marvel characters will show up or cameo? (In Thor: Metal Gods)
Jay: Besides Thor: Metal Gods, there are other Marvel titles in the works like Black Panther, Jessica Jones for example. Those look to be amazing! But let’s talk Thor: Metal Gods- it premieres on 12/12. It shows Thor and Loki teaming up to confront the sins of their pasts. What do we get to expect from this series?
Rachel: The Thor and Loki are Marvel comics style, not the MCU. It begins where you don’t imagine. It has Loki in London in the 80s in a metal band. Just wait until you learn who the narrator is–it’s going to make people thrilled.
Jay: Can we get Jessica Jones episodes where she states she hates Netflix?
Rachel: There could be legal ramifications…but it’d be interesting to see. Plus, streaming services are popping up everywhere, who knows what will be running in a year or so.
Jay: What are your favorite streaming services?
Rachel: We were talking earlier– I am loving Disney+ for their offerings, but Netflix has adult cartoons I adore. BoJack horseman…
Jay: Any final thoughts?
Rachel: Definitely indulge yourself on first episodes on Serial Box. You’ll find everything from sci-fi to fantasy, mystery and more. It’s an amazing place to indulge your love of stories.
Check out the FULL podcast interview with Rachel on Jay Sandlin’s #WhatHappensNext #VS, along with the match-up: Thor #VS Shazam! Listen HERE
About Serial Box: Serial Box delivers premium audio and reading entertainment for an on-the-go audience that loves immersive storytelling. Designed to ﬁt today’s fast paced lifestyle, Serial Box is available on all mobile devices, and users can read or listen to each weekly installment, switching modes with just a click. Serial Box uses a collaborative writing process, bringing together award winning and best-selling authors to create completely original stories as well as new content around some of fandom’s most popular characters.
Official Press Release:
MARVEL’S GOD OF THUNDER COMES TO SERIAL BOX IN NEW ORIGINAL SERIALIZED FICTION AND AUDIOBOOK SERIES TITLED THOR: METAL GODS
Written by award-winning authors, the series will be available for reading and listening beginning December 12 NEW YORK, XXX – Lightning strikes at Serial Box with the launch of Thor: Metal Gods, the ﬁrst of several original serialized ﬁction and audiobook series based on Marvel Comics to debut on the premium reading and audio entertainment platform. Designed for on-the-go fans, Thor: Metal Gods will be available on mobile devices beginning December 12. Thor: Metal Gods continues the centuries old saga of Thor and Loki as they team up for an adventure of cosmic proportions, confronting the sins of both their pasts.
The award-winning writing team, led by screenwriter Aaron Stewart-Ahn (Mandy), and including Brian Keene (The Horror Show with Brian Keene), Jay Edidin (Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men), and Yoon Ha Lee (Ninefox Gambit), takes the sibling rivalry to new heights as Thor and Loki race across the universe to untangle a dangerous mystery and stop the return of an ancient evil.
Propelling the saga forward are a ﬁerce Korean demi-goddess, Horangi, and Captain Zia, a charismatic, gender-ambiguous space pirate who shares history with Loki. Fans are in for a wild ride when Thor and Loki ﬁnd themselves ﬁghting on the same side.
“The story of Thor is staggeringly epic—from Asgardian myth to intergalactic quests, to the (sometimes surprising, often hilarious) depth of his relationships—he’s got it all,” says Hayley Wagreich, Head of Content at Serial Box. “But what makes this story truly exciting to us as we kick off our collaboration with Marvel is how grounded his story is in real issues of identity, humanity, and what it means to be a hero. We can’t wait to bring Metal Gods to Thor fans across the globe.”
Thor: Metal Gods is the ﬁrst Marvel e-book series to launch on Serial Box. Additional original stories are set to launch in early 2020 and are focused on fan-favorite super hero characters including Black Panther, Black Widow, and Jessica Jones.
Serial Box, called “the HBO of reading” by NPR and selected by Buzzfeed as a “Must Have app for 2018,” offers premium serialized stories from critically acclaimed and best-selling authors via weekly installments that can be consumed by reading or listening. Users can switch between formats with a simple click, picking up right where they left off. Users are encouraged to sample the ﬁrst episode for free before buying a full season pass.
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