Coming to your TV screen: podcasts

Julia Roberts and Stephan James star in Homecoming, an Amazon series based on a fictional podcast.
Julia Roberts and Stephan James star in Homecoming, an Amazon series based on a fictional podcast.PHOTO: REUTERS

Television networks are mining podcasts, some with complex stories for material for their shows

LOS ANGELES • Film mogul Darryl F. Zanuck was among the sceptics in the years before networks started broadcasting shows seven nights a week.

"Television won't be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months," he infamously predicted.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 05, 2019, with the headline 'Coming to your TV screen: podcasts'. Print Edition | Subscribe