EXCLUSIVE: , the company behind the hit Atlanta Monsterand Up and Vanished podcasts, is launching its latest series – true crime story Insomniac. The podcast, which explores the dark world of serial killers, is produced for iHeartRadio Original Podcasts.
Monster Presents: Insomniac, which is hosted by Scott Benjamin, will look at five serial killers across ten episodes including The I-70 Strangler Herb Baumeister, The Rochester Strangler Arthur Shawcross, Stephen McDaniel, Donald Henry “Pee Wee” Gaskins Jr. and The Candy Man Dean Corll.
It will tell these stories with a twist; it will also explore the process through the eyes of host Benjamin, who spent hours researching grisly crime scene photos before it started affecting him. The process began to consume him and he started to experience insomnia. Insomniac is the story of that journey – one mans freefall from objective researcher to tormented subject.
It is the latest doc series for Tenderfoot TV, which is run by Donald Albright and Payne Lindsey. The company, which has had around 400M downloads for its podcasts including To Live and Die in LA with The Dirt author and Rolling Stone writer Neil Strauss, also previously adapted its Up and Vanished podcast with Ben Silvermans Propagate Content for Oxygen.
Repped by UTAs Grace Royer and Oren Rosenbaum, the company is also in talks with production companies and networks to develop other adaptations of its podcasts. “Were figuring out the best way to do it,” Albright told Deadline.
The series is being exec produced by Tenderfoot TV co-founder Payne Lindsey and creative producer Meredith Stedman.
“I started this podcast with the idea to just tell stories of lesser known serial killers – the ones that very few have ever heard of,” said Benjamin. “But along the way, I experienced some significant losses in my family, and that, comRead More – Source