Hosted by none other than Mike Minogue (Office Minogue) and Karen O’Leary (Officer O’Leary), with Maaka Pohatu (Sarge) and Tom Sainsbury (Officer Parker) as recurring guests, the podcast will feature actors, writers, directors and more, delving into the making of the Jemaine Clement produced and Taika Waititi executive produced TV series, Wellington Paranormal.
The podcast has launched (Thursday 23 November 2023 NZT) with a new episode available weekly every Thursday (NZ) and can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all other major podcast apps.
Shot in New Zealand, the Wellington Paranormal TV series first aired in 2018 on TVNZ with its four seasons available in 109 countries including CW and HBO Max in North America, Sky in UK & Ireland, SBS in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand. The series, which is filmed documentary style like the 2014 film from which it was created from, follows Officers Minogue and O’Leary as they battle a surprising amount of paranormal activity in the small city of Wellington and enjoys a 97% Rotten Tomatoes rating.
Prior to the 2022 debut of the fourth series, Clement said in 2021 that the TV series would take a pause. The podcast will now give the still very engaged audience of the TV series more to delve into, with the natural banter of Minogue and O’Leary no doubt a drawcard.
Mike Minogue expresses his enthusiasm about the podcast, stating, “Karen and I are excited to be bringing this podcast to our fans all around the world. They’ll both be thrilled. We’re looking forward to dissecting each episode as well as talking to both the people who created the show, and celebrity fans who, correctly, think Wellington Paranormal is the greatest thing to ever appear on screen.”
The podcast is produced by Frank Podcasts, a new NZ-based podcast network, headed up by Mike Minogue and Tim Batt which will be celebrating and fostering local creative talent. Their shows will be featuring some of the funniest, smartest and most engaging hosts in the creative arts and will aim to showcase how people from all walks of life can begin a professional life in the industry.