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The Gray Area

Apr 11, 2020

The Inside the Gray Area podcast is part of our premium channel, which you can find at You can purchase a Season 2 pass and get instant access to all available episodes, all of the scripts, and all installments of Inside the Gray Area.

We're releasing one free episode of Inside the Gray Area to give you a taste of what you can get behind the paywall.

In our inaugural behind-the-scenes episode, our showrunner Edward Champion discusses the origins of “Living Creatures,” how a tweet from David Ault being in a chicken diner inspired the character of General Romero, film noir, animal rights, Patty Heast, being on the lam, cult leaders, David Lynch, sound design, working with actors from completely disparate approaches, Big Trouble in Little China, researching and falling in love with the people of Wyoming, writing in a part of the world you haven't actually been to, the importance of geographical details, James Joyce, moral questions emerging from guns, why philosophical contradictions make good story, being more mindful of action and atmosphere in audio drama, Pulp Fiction, creating distinct characters by closely researching subcultures, male swagger, being inspired by Brooklyn street talk, his tendency to write mostly women characters, why “Living Creatures” became the Season 2 premiere, casting actors because they represent the perfect voice, the advantages of being very decisive in casting roles, and operating by creative instinct.

This episode also features an interview with Nicole Papadopoulos!