DC’s ‘Batman Unburied’ Beats ‘Joe Rogan Experience’ on Spotify Charts


DC’s new “Batman Unburied” superhero podcast series soared to the top of the Spotify charts in markets around the globe this week after its premiere — unseating “The Joe Rogan Experience,” the streamer’s regular chart-topper, according to Variety. The thriller from David S. Goyer delves into the dark recesses of Bruce Wayne’s psyche with an all-new storyline.


The first two episodes of the 10-ep “Batman Unburied” bowed May 3. Available exclusively on Spotify, the series captured the No. 1 slot in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, France, the U.K., Germany, Italy, Mexico and India. In Japan, it sits at No. 2, behind Spotify Studios’ “Spy x Family” based on the popular manga series.


The English version of “Batman Unburied” stars Winston Duke as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Hasan Minhaj as The Riddler, Sam Witwer as The Harvester and Gina Rodriguez as Barbara Gordon, Gotham PD detective and daughter of former police commissioner Jim Gordon. Spotify also released “Batman Unburied” in eight localized versions in Brazil, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and Mexico. The podcast’s popularity on Spotify undoubtedly has been helped by the release of Warner Bros. “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader; the studio has greenlit a sequel.


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