Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and Pocket Universe Productions Present an All New Immersive Experience: JOHN CARTER OF MARS®: The Audio Series

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 (Tarzana, California) Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by the creator of Tarzan®, and Pocket Universe Productions™, the audio production company behind EC Comics Presents, are thrilled to announce the first-ever full-cast audio drama series of the iconic John Carter of Mars® saga. These officially authorized productions will debut with A Princess of Mars®, the novel that catapulted John Carter into the hearts of millions.

When Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote the John Carter novels, he invented a genre that inspired storytellers from comic creator Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon) to blockbuster filmmaker George Lucas (Star Wars) to contemporary authors like George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones). Cherished by generations of readers, Burroughs’ Martian saga continues to reverberate in the popular imagination and remains one of the most beloved properties in science fiction and fantasy. These adventures have been told in books, comics, and most recently in film with Disney’s 2012 feature John Carter, but never before as audio drama.

John Carter of Mars®: The Audio Series will whisk listeners away to the red planet, surrounding them with a rich, immersive soundscape, complemented by a cinematic score. An international cast of top-tier talent from the United Kingdom and United States will voice the characters whom fans know and love.

Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., applauds this new venture. “We couldn’t be more pleased to be working with Pocket Universe Productions to create a John Carter of Mars audio dramatic series. Edgar Rice Burroughs’ immortal hero has never before been adapted to this medium, and an incredibly talented team will be producing it.”

“The medium of audio drama is the most visual medium available. You bypass the eye for the cinema of the mind. As such, there’s no better space from which to bring John Carter’s adventures on Mars to life,” says Lance Roger Axt, Pocket Universe co-founder and producer. “I think even the most ardent of Burroughs fans will be impressed by our effort.”

“The swashbuckling interplanetary adventure of John Carter of Mars lends itself perfectly to being experienced as a dramatic audio series. We are looking forward to bringing a new interpretation to the fans, including all the twists and turns of this high-paced story in a way that only Pocket Universe Productions can bring to life,” says Cathy Wilbanks, VP of Operations at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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From its headquarters in Tarzana, California, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., administers the intellectual property of American author Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950), one of the twentieth century’s most prolific and enduring writers. Mr. Burroughs’ stories have been adapted into 60 films and 250 television episodes, and are featured in comic books, video games, apparel, and other merchandise. Through worldwide ownership of copyrights and trademarks, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., oversees authorized adaptations of his literary works in film, television, radio, publishing, theatrical stage productions, licensing, and merchandising. The company is owned by Mr. Burroughs’ heirs and continues to operate from offices the author built in 1927 on the site of his former Tarzana ranch in the San Fernando Valley.

Originally established in 2010 as AudioComics, Pocket Universe is one of the foremost production companies in America dedicated to the creation and distribution of high-quality audio dramas for podcast and audiobook platforms. Their accomplished productions include The X-Files starring original cast members Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny and Locke & Key with Tatiana Maslany and Haley Joel Osment for Audible Studios. Most recently, they adapted the lost Lon Chaney horror film London After Midnight with Audio Marvels and Monkey Basket Entertainment which has garnered almost two dozen awards for excellence.

For more information, please contact Joseph Ferrante (publicity for John Carter of Mars®: The Audio Series) at [email protected].

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