Giancarlo Esposito stars in Far Cry audio drama
February 23, 2023
Audible, a provider of spoken-word entertainment, today releases, Far Cry: Rise of the Revolution, starring Giancarlo Esposito alongside other returning cast from the original game.
Preceding the events of Ubisoft’s hit game, Far Cry 6, this new Audible Original drama, directed by Adele Cutting (Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I) charts the origin story of Antón Castillo’s quest for power on the fictional, tropical island of Yara. Whether a fan of the franchise, or a newcomer to the world of Far Cry, listeners will dive into a gripping story about politics, power, and revolution, whilst fans of the game will discover new stories about the characters they thought they knew.
With nearly all actors returning from the original Far Cry 6 cast, the audio drama sees Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian, Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad) returning to the role of Antón Castillo, Jess Salguerio (Y: The Last Man, Tiny Pretty Things) as Clara Garcia and Anthony Gonzales (Coco, Shameless) as Diego Castillo – son of Anton – to name just a few.
Created by Soundcut Ltd, Far Cry: Rise of the Revolution features recordings of a staggering 127 characters which took place across 18 different studio locations around the world, as well as including the original Far Cry 6 soundtrack by Pedro Bronfman.
Aurelie De Troyer, Head of Content UK and Canada at Audible, said: “We are delighted to continue our collaboration with Ubisoft and produce yet another Audible Original adaptation, Far Cry – Rise of the Revolution. Far Cry 6 impressed the world with its story-driven gameplay and audio is an amazing medium to expand the universe in a way that is fully immersive.
“We are thrilled to collaborate again with Audible to continue expanding bridges between audio and videogames through this original Far Cry audio series,” said Julien Fabre, director of global TV and transmedia business development, Ubisoft.
To immerse the game’s passionate audience further, Audible is creating a digital first activation in conjunction with Twitch. Brought to life by the Twitch Brand Partnerships Studio, the Twitch community will be challenged to uncover Antón’s audio drama from a digital recreation of Antón’s citadel ‘throne room’. Using a custom made TwitchPlays mechanic, the audience will navigate the escape room inspired experience. Once all of the puzzles are solved, the community will be able to crack open Antón’s safe and reveal his darkest secret; the upcoming audio drama.
Far Cry: Rise of the Revolution is the latest in the continued collaboration between Audible and Ubisoft which has drawn critical acclaim for its reimaginations of popular franchises in audio. To date, this has seen Assassin’s Creed brought to life in audio drama Assassins Creed: Gold, starring Riz Ahmed and Anthony Head, as well as Tom Clancy’s The Division adapted in The Division: Hearts on Fire starring Katee Sackoff and Shannon Woodward.
Far Cry: Rise of the Revolution, an Audible Original podcast, is available exclusively on Audible from February 23rd.