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Wonkybot Launches Interactive Component of Supervillain Comedy DR. EPICOPOLIS

In the second episode of the current second season, listeners are presented with the opportunity to vote on the outcome of a major storyline.

Wonkybot Studios, the award-winning content company creating next-generation IP for kids and family through its global podcast network known for creating the best in scripted, immersive, cinematic audio shows for audiences around the world, has launched a new interactive component to its hit supervillain comedy series, The Dr. Epicopolis & 1102 Show of Shows.

In the second episode of the current second season, listeners are presented with the opportunity to vote on the outcome of a major storyline - with the results of that decision being reflected in the following episode. For the first time ever, kids will be able to actively participate in determining the outcome of the show, giving them a unique and immersive experience. This new feature will be built into each episode of the new season which is currently rolling out.

"I've always loved interactive storytelling," said series creator and showrunner Stewart St John, who is also CEO of Wonkybot. "I remember telling my sisters and brother stories when we were kids, and letting them pick between envelopes that contained plot points, and then adjusting my stories depending on their choices. So to get to do this now, on a show heard and loved by people around the world, is really a thrill."

"When Stewart pitched the idea to the team we all thought it was a great idea," said co-executive producer and Wonkybot co-founder Todd Fisher. "The interactive component gives kids and families a new way to be actively engaged with the show by letting them have a say in what happens to the characters."

The Dr Epicopolis & 1102 Show of Shows revolves around Dr. Ezekiel Epicopolis (St John), an eccentric scientist whose ambitions to rule the world are hampered by his dysfunctional team of workplace misfits including main minion 1102 (Michael Plahuta), a six-foot-five inhuman slog created by the doctor to be his obedient assistant but whose naiveté and innate humanity manages to keep his boss' hubris in check. Epic's diabolical robot EB3 (voiced by Fisher) becomes the focal point of the interactive episode when he quits working for Dr. Epic and takes himself offline, produces a hit song that goes viral on Tik Tok, and then throws his hat in the ring to become the next president of the Supervillain Cartel - a position held by his former employer, Dr. Epic!

"At the end of the episode we let the audience vote on who they want to see become President - Dr. Epic or EB3," added Fisher, who implemented the voting platform into the company's website. "Their decision will impact the rest of the episodes that follow!" "The Dr Epicopolis & 1102 Show of Shows is an outrageous, campy, and incredibly fun show infused with humor and heart," said Michael Plahuta, co-executive producer and co-founder of Wonkybot. "This series has always pushed the boundaries of podcast storytelling, and this new interactive component is just the latest example. Now everyone will be able to participate in a unique and fun new way."

St John is no stranger to producing interactive storytelling; he was the showrunner on the Webby award-winning internet soap The Spot and creator of its mobile counterpart The Spot Wireless, both of which broke new ground with innovative, interactive stories.

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Wonkybot Entertainment is a content production company creating high-quality franchise IP geared to exist across all media platforms. The company produces all of its audio-first content in-house through production arm Wonkybot Studios and sound house Wonkybot Cinematic Audio, and distributes through its Wonkybot Podcast platform. Wonkybot is repped by CAA, who also rep the co-founders individually.



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