New York, NY (August 26, 2021)—C13Features, the new scripted audio movie division of leading premium podcast studio Cadence13, an Audacy company, today announced that award-winning actress Kiernan Shipka has signed on to star in Treat, the first feature-length project from the newly created studio. C13Features has partnered with Babak Anvari and Lucan Toh of Two & Two Pictures, and Best Case Studios, to co-produce.
Treat is in production now and will premiere on Monday, October 25, 2021, as a Halloween week worldwide release and will be available on all podcast platforms.
Written by Nathan Ballingrud, Treat tells the story of a seemingly perfect American town that makes a deal with a mysterious outsider possessing supernatural powers to help it recover from social turmoil. When the town falls behind on its payments, a trio of teenagers must unlock the secret of his powers. Shipka will play protagonist and narrator Allie West.
Shipka, along with Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer and co-founder of Cadence13, will also serve as an Executive Producer of Treat.
“I’m thrilled to be playing Allie—she’s a strong willed, complex young girl with a true weight on her shoulders: she has to be the adult in her family, but she’s still just a teenager coming of age, and being able to play her and navigate her world is really fulfilling,” said Kiernan Shipka. “‘Treat’ is a one-of-a-kind thrilling audio movie and story, and I’m so excited to be part of this experience with C13Features.”
“As we ready our first C13Feature with the thrilling adventure of ‘Treat,’ we are aiming for premium quality and excellence across all sides of each production for mainstream appeal, exceptional originality, innovation, and storytelling,” said Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer, Cadence13 and Executive Producer and Creator of C13Features. “Casting is one of the most critical and important elements of this new audio movie experience from C13Features, and we are so honored and excited to have Kiernan join us to play this incredible role of Allie—we can’t wait to see her bring this pivotal character to life and help take ‘Treat’ to the level we all believe it can go.”
Shipka is repped by WME and Anonymous Content.
Shipka most recently played the title role of Sabrina Spellman in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and starred as Sally Draper on seven seasons of the Emmy-winning drama Mad Men.
She appeared in FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan, and is starring in the upcoming HBO series The White House Plumbers and Roku limited series Swimming with Sharks. Shipka won a Screen Actors Guild award in 2009 and 2010 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Mad Men.
Anvari and Toh of Two & Two Pictures have previously collaborated on Anvari’s features, Under The Shadow, and Wounds, as well as the Hulu limited series, Monsterland. They are currently in production on Anvari’s next feature, the Netflix thriller, I Came By.
C13Features is a new scripted division of leading podcast studio, Cadence13, an Audacy company, created and developed by Chief Content Officer and co-founder of Cadence13, Chris Corcoran. With an ambitious vision of creating feature length, one-episode, scripted audio movies with mainstream appeal, high production value, cinematic sound, top-level casting and character development, movie-like marketing campaigns and unique distribution models, C13Features has a blockbuster-style creative approach geared towards the masses.
Cadence13 is partnering with Endeavor Content on Treat and the initial C13Features slate, bringing together the biggest talent and creative minds across film, TV and audio to feature podcasts, and working jointly to develop film and television projects based on the IP.
Additional casting for Treat and other C13Features will be announced in the coming weeks.
Download the C13Features art and Kiernan Shipka’s photo here (credit: C13Features/Eric Ogden): here.
Cadence13, an Audacy company, is a leading podcast studio dedicated to premium storytelling and production and was named one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019.” Cadence13 is the home of C13Features, the pioneering studio focused on creating a wide-ranging slate of feature-length podcast movies, the Peabody Award-nominated C13Originals documentary studio, and Ramble, a podcast network of some of the most influential digital stars in the world. Our roster of critically-acclaimed shows and personalities reflects the diverse conversations and interests happening in the world, led by a collection of voices that include Lili Anolik, Carmelo Anthony, Pete Carroll, Emma Chamberlain, Darren Criss, Remi Cruz, Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, Glennon Doyle, Kevin Durant, Elle Fanning, Jon Favreau, Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Gigi Gorgeous, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Shawn Levy, Demi Lovato, Este Haim, Andrew Jenks, Tony Kornheiser, Payne Lindsey, Elise Loehnen, Michael Lombardi, Karina Longworth, Jon Lovett, Kate Mara, Alisha Marie, CJ McCollum, Jon Meacham, James Andrew Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ellen Pompeo, JJ Redick, Doc Rivers, Rhett and Link, Adam Scott, Kiernan Shipka, Tommy Vietor, Andrew Yang, and many more. These storytellers represent both established and emerging personalities across sports, business, tech, politics, entertainment and news. Cadence13 has a broad range of programming partners including: American Public Media, Comments by Celebs, Crooked Media, goop, HISTORY, Meredith, Mythical Entertainment, PushBlack, Ramble, Seven Bucks Productions, Tenderfoot TV, theSkimm, The Try Guys, TNT, Unsolved Mysteries, Up and Vanished, Vanity Fair, Who? Weekly, and Yoga Girl, among others. Cadence13 is headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles. Follow Cadence13, @C13Originals and @C13Features on Twitter and @Cadence13 , @C13Originals and @C13Features on Instagram.
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