Facebook Watch’s Limetown brings the podcast to the small screen of your laptop or mobile device. OK that’s probably where you listened to it, but this version is a TV show.
Based on the fictional serialized podcast of the same name, Limetown follows radio journalist Lia Haddock (Jessica Biel) as she investigates the mysterious disappearances of over 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in the small town of Limetown, Tennessee. Described as a cross between podcast Serial and paranormal television show The X-Files, Limetown debuted in 2015 and quickly became the number one podcast on iTunes. The trailer digs into the big mystery, which as listeners know, has plenty of twists waiting in the wings.
Stanley Tucci also stars as Emilie Haddock, Lia’s uncle who is one of the missing residents of Limetown. Omar Elba plays Mark Green, Lia’s producer, Janet Kidder plays Lenore, the mayor of Limetown who’s gone missing, and John Beasley plays Warren, a vet who cares for the mysterious Limetown pigs.
The show premieres on Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. EDT on Facebook Watch.