Like A Shot Entertainment Launches “Forbidden History” Podcast Series
The Argonon Group launches into podcasting with its first audio series, Variety can exclusively confirm.
Argonon label Like A Shot Entertainment is set to launch the 10-episode “Forbidden History” series based on the international television brand.
The label also underwent a management restructuring with Debbie Akinbola (pictured) appointed as head of production. Reporting to General Manager Henry Scott, she will be responsible for the production process, including post-production.
“Forbidden History”, which is set to launch on October 12 on all major audio platforms, is hosted by Janine Harouni. It will explore “the darkest corners of the past by examining true stories of crime throughout history, shedding light on the lives of intriguing individuals with the aim of uncovering the truth buried deep within some of the world’s most ancient legacies. most controversial in history,” reads the login line.
The first episode is titled “Hitler’s Niece: Suicide or Murder,” about the mysterious death of the tyrant’s relative, while other episodes will deal with Russian Tsar Peter the Great and the mystery of Mary Magdalene.
“Forbidden History” is co-produced by Henry Scott, Steve Gilham and Danny O’Brien for Like a Shot Entertainment.
Auddy distributes the podcast while Viasat World will provide localized language versions in Eastern Europe.
“Our evolution into the hugely exciting and rapidly growing podcast space is an important moment for Like a Shot as we expand our ambitions, expand our content, and extend our creative storytelling expertise to on-demand audio,” said said Scott. “Our first-ever podcast season builds on the success of our long-running international television series, which has garnered a loyal fan base across the UK and US, to explore incredible historical stories and little known through the immersive and intimate medium of audio.”
Commenting on Akinbola’s appointment, Scott added, “This is an important appointment that will support our diversification into new genres and on new platforms, working with a new group of broadcasters and terrestrial and international. Debbie’s breadth of experience and expertise will be invaluable as we accelerate our growth plans for 2023.”