Podcast network Gimlet Media is pushing deeper into film and television with the launch of Gimlet Pictures, a new film and TV arm headed by Chris Giliberti.
The new division comes as the New York-based company, founded nearly four years ago, is in the process of seeing three of its podcasts transformed into television series. “Homecoming,” one of the network’s most popular audio series, was picked up by Amazon for two seasons; Disney-owned ABC is developing “Alex Inc,” a sitcom based on the podcast “Startup,” which tracked Gimlet Media’s founding by former National Public Radio producer Alex Blumberg; and “Man Of The People,” a feature starring Robert Downey Jr. from Annapurna Pictures, which takes its inspiration from an episode of the podcast “Reply All.”
VideoInk sat down with Giliberti to discuss Gimlet Media’s new journey into the TV and film space. Watch the interview below: