iHeartMedia's Outspoken Podcast Network and Ninth Planet Audio’s New Narrative Podcast “Does This Murder Make Me Look Gay?!” Premieres June 17

Created By Ted Malawer, The Podcast Stars Michael Urie, Frankie Grande, Douglas Sills, Kate McKinnon And More

Listen to the trailer now, HERE

LOS ANGELES – June 10, 2024 – Ninth Planet Audio, an innovative podcast production company under Mosaic Media, proudly announces the premiere of its new audio fiction series, "Does This Murder Make Me Look Gay?!" on June 17, 2024, in collaboration with iHeartMedia’s Outspoken Podcast Network. Created by Ted Malawer, co-writer of Amazon Prime Video’s No. 1 worldwide hit, RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE, this premium podcast will release new episodes weekly starting Monday, June 17, 2024. Listen to the official audio trailer now, HERE.

As part of a two-year first-look deal between Ninth Planet Audio and iHeartMedia, this premium narrative podcast brings together a star-studded cast of queer talent (and queer icons) just in time for Pride Month including Michael Urie, Frankie Grande, Douglas Sills, Cheyenne Jackson, Jonathan Freeman, Brad Oscar, Robin de Jesús, Lea DeLaria, Sean Patrick Doyle, Seth Rudetsky, Lea Salonga, and Kate McKinnon, among others. 

"Does This Murder Make Me Look Gay?!" chronicles the gay life—and even gayer death—of Vandy Monroe III, a D-list movie director who invites his BFFs (aka his mortal enemies) to his ivy-covered mansion in the country. But his weekend goes awry when…he ends up slaughtered. Even worse, a snowstorm cuts off power and access—leaving everyone stranded until the roads can be cleared. Which is when the body count starts to rise.

Who’s killing all the queers?!?! The puerile porn star? The demented designer? What about the heir to the Raymour & Flanigan empire? It’s up to James Wilson, struggling mystery writer and trusted caretaker of Vandy’s estate, to figure out the killer’s identity before he—or she, or they—strike again!

Michael Urie (Shrinking, Ugly Betty), who stars as James Wilson, says, “My first thought when I read “Does This Murder Make Me Look Gay?!” was, “No, but the title does.” Upon finishing it, I realized I’d just read the funniest murder script of all time and couldn’t pass up the chance to help bring Ted’s queer fantasia to life." 

Frankie Grande (Titanique, Summoning Sylvia), who stars as Kelly Raymour & Flanigan, says, “I am beyond honored and thrilled to be a part of ‘Does This Murder Make Me Look Gay?!’ on iHeart’s Outspoken Podcast Network. Playing the fabulous and flatulent Kelly has been an absolute dream, and I can't wait for you all to join us on this wild, glamorous, and oh-so-dramatic ride. Get ready for a sensational blend of mystery, laughs, and a whole lot of fabulousness!”

Douglas Sills (The Gilded Age), who stars as Reginald Divine, said, “Ted’s work is in a genre all its own. It’s ferocious, erudite, and the funniest thing since the Tom Brady roast!”

Ted Malawer, who wrote and directed the series, commented, “‘Does This Murder Make Me Look Gay?!’ is the gayest thing I have ever done—and I’ve watched every episode of NBC’s “Smash” more than twice (RIP). It’s a murder mystery, a hysterical queer romp, and the perfect distraction while you’re stuck in traffic and shoveling down a Chalupa Supreme. Somehow, the most incredible cast agreed to be part of this comedy that tackles important, timely questions such as: ‘Can we still support Ellen?’ and ‘Why do twinks love iced coffee?’ In this day and age, we all must do our part to Make America Gay Again… and this is mine!”

All shows on the Outspoken Podcast Network are distributed by iHeartPodcasts. The network aims to amplify, elevate, and reflect the diversity, richness, and humanity of the voices throughout the LGBTQ+ community.  "Does This Murder Make Me Look Gay?!" will be available on the iHeartRadio app and all major podcast platforms beginning June 17, 2024.

For additional information, visit Ninth Planet Audio’s website.


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About Mosaic Media
Mosaic is a management and production company based in Los Angeles representing a range of clients, from actors like Will Ferrell, Jessica Chastain, Tessa Thompson, and Kumail Nanjiani to writers and directors like Judd Apatow, Jay Roach, and Barry Sonnenfeld. Mosaic’s production arm has produced film and TV, including TALLADEGA NIGHTS, STEPBROTHERS, BAD TEACHER, DOWNWARD DOG, and WEIRD CITY.

About Ninth Planet Audio
Ninth Planet Audio is a podcast production company launched by Mosaic Media focused on producing premium original series for all audio platforms. The company has a diverse slate of shows in various stages of production and development, spanning true crime, docuseries, to scripted comedy, all of which feature compelling storytelling and powerful voices.

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 500 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

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