North Star Rising is a six-episode serialized audiobook that will launch a new episode weekly, starting with the first today. It’s live on the project’s official website and across most podcast services for free. The audiobook tells the story of two humans on a space adventure in the year 2020, with voice acting from the likes of Rahul Kohli (iZombie, Gears 5), Samantha Béart (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), Jayce Diaz (Senior Gameplay Designer, 343 Industries), and Scroobius Pip (BBC’s Taboo). Journey composer Austin Wintory is composing music for the series.
Writer and director, Mike Bithell, describes the series as a tale of humanity and friendship, saying, “We’re doing something a bit different, given where the world is right now. We wanted to make optimistic ongoing entertainment, so we’re making a serialized free audiobook about space,” in an announcement on Twitter.