Wednesday, May 12, 2021

|Podcast| Gray - Arvind Ethan David and Milena Govich

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Arvind Ethan David is a writer and producer of film, television, theatre, audio dramas, and comics. In comics, David was Stoker-nominated for his and Mike Carey’s Darkness Visible graphic novel, which they are currently adapting for television for Intrepid Pictures. He wrote the critically acclaimed Dirk Gently comic for three years.

In audio, David most recently wrote the Audible best-seller, The Neil Gaiman at the End of the Universe starring Neil Gaiman and Jewel Staite. In theatre, David is a lead producer on Broadway’s fifteen-time Tony-Nominated and Grammy Winning Jagged Little Pill musical, based on the seminal Alanis Morissette album. In television, David was an Executive Producer of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency for Netflix and BBC America, based on the cult Douglas Adams novel. David has produced eight feature films, including the British hit comedy The Infidel and the Asian Academy Award-winning The Garden Of Evening Mists. 

David is the Principal of Prodigal, Inc., a production company with a first-look deal with Warner Media and JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot. He lives in California with his wife Janine N’jie David and their daughter Odetta.

Milena Govich is a director, actor, and a musician who has most recently served as Co-Executive Producer/Producing Director for Dick Wolf's CBC Serie FBI. She has also directed CHICAGO FIRE, multiple episodes of CHICAGO MED, and the NBC series THE INBETWEEN, and has won numerous film festivals awards for her directing. She is known for her roles on FINDING CARTER, RESCUE ME, and LAW & ORDER, among more.  

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Praise for GRAY

“Dorian is the hero we need now. You’ll fall in love with her as she delivers justice to a modern world that’s lost…” Stephany Folsom, Screenwriter of Oscar Winning Toy Story 4 

“Gorgeous, provocative and damn hard to put down.” Diablo Cody, Oscar Winning Writer of Juno, Jennifer’s Body & Jagged Little Pill 

“Incisive, wickedly funny. Every bit as clever as it thinks it is.” Mike Carey, Eisner Nominated writer of Unwritten & Lucifer

GRAY: A Modern Retelling of Oscar Wilde’s Timeless Classic.
Starring Jagged Little Pill’s Tony nominated Lauren Pattern as Dorian Gray, with Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency alumni Samuel Barnett, Neil Brown Jr. and Emmy winner Richard Schiff

A supernatural revenge thriller and feminist-centric story that questions all assumptions Today, Arvind Ethan David’s Prodigal Entertainment, the producers behind Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Mother of Frankenstein, and Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill, and publishers Clover Press announce the cast and Kickstater campaign for the audio drama and graphic novel GRAY, a radical reimagining of Oscar Wilde's classic novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray."

A radical rework of the classic Oscar Wilde novel, GRAY is a supernatural revenge thriller about a beautiful, debauched and dangerous woman, Dorian Gray, and her mission of retribution. GRAY is told both as a beautiful graphic novel and as a full-cast audio-drama, with Emmy and Tony winning actors. 

Starring Tony nominee Lauren Patten (Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill, Blue Bloods) as Dorian Gray, Neil Brown, Jr. (SEAL Team, Straight Outta Compton) as Detective Hank Wutan, Emmy Winner Richard Schiff (The Good Doctor, The West Wing, Se7en) as Detective Augustus Bracknell, Tony Nominee Samuel Barnett (Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Penny Dreadful, The History Boys) as the villain, Baron Claus Arnheim, Kiran Deol (Sunnyside, Greatest Ever) as Gwendolyn, and to be directed by Milena Govich (FBI, Chicago Fire), who will also play the role of Mrs. Cheveley, the audio drama tells Dorian's story as a true crime investigative podcast hosted by the mysterious Speranza (currently being cast) - a new character, determined for reasons of her own to figure out the truth of what happened to the enigmatic Dorian Gray

Written by Audible Best-selling and Stoker-nominated author Arvind Ethan David (producer behind the cult hit Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and the Tony-nominated and Grammy-winning Broadway hit Jagged Little Pill), and drawn by Eugenia Koumaki, inked by Diana Greenhalgh, and colored by Joana Lafuente, GRAY touches on modern-day issues such as sexual assault and systemic racism. Prodigal Entertainment is working with RAINN (the Nation's Largest Anti-sexual Violence Organization) to provide resources to listeners and project team members around the charged issues of sexual violence that the story explores.

Clover Press is a progressive, eclectic, boutique publisher. Created by the founders of IDW Publishing, Clover looks to celebrate authors and works in a non-mainstream way.
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