Marvel has announced the launch of an upcoming scripted podcast based on the comic book Squirrel Girl, from creator Ryan North. The six-episode SiriusXM podcast series is titled Marvel’s Squirrel Girl: The Unbeatable Radio Show, and it stars Milana Vayntrub, who you might recognize from AT&T commercials. She voices the lead character, Doreen Green/Squirrel Girl.
The podcast description reads:
“Squirrel Girl has taken down Thanos and Doctor Doom — but now she faces something far more terrifying… living authentically. The new series follows Empire State University college student, Doreen Green, who has recently been outed as a super hero — The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl! Hoping to unify her personas in the public eye, Squirrel Girl has created a new student radio show on ESU’s own college station. With the help of her best girl-friend, Nancy Whitehead as producer, and her best squirrel-friend, Tippy-Toe in the booth; Doreen is ready to help more people than ever with her greatest super hero advice. And when the going get rough, she can always lean on her heroic friends: Iron Man, Spider-Man, Chipmunk Hunk, Koi Boi and Brain Drain.
However, with a call-in show comes caller anonymity and not all the folks on the line want help – some want to crime – and crime hard! When a suspicious caller wreaks havoc on New York City, Squirrel Girl and her friends will have to put their heroics to the test and prove that once and for all Doreen Green is the uneatable Squirrel Girl.”
The podcast series is directed by Giovanna Sardelli, and has original music by Justin Huertas and Steven Tran. Along with Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl, a part she previously voiced for the animated “Marvel Rising” series, the podcast features performances by Crystal Lucas Perry (Nancy Whitehead), Leo Sheng (Koi Boi), Davied Morales (Chipmunk Hunk), Erica Schroeder (Tippy T. Squirrel), Tina Benko (Rachel Oskar) and Peter Hermann (Brain Drain).
The first episode of Marvel’s Squirrel Girl: The Unbeatable Radio Show is available now on all podcast platforms. Fans can get early access to next week’s episode starting today via the SXM App or by subscribing to Marvel Podcasts Unlimited on Apple Podcasts, which also has exclusive bonus content. Future episodes will be available exclusively via the SXM App and Marvel Podcasts Unlimited for one week before being available widely on Pandora, Stitcher and all major podcast platforms in the U.S.
Check out the trailer below, and let us know if you’re listening!