GenreTainment #127 – Showrunner and Producer Adi Shankar

We discuss Castlevania season 2, Bootleg Universe, The Simpsons controversy, and more!
Producer Adi Shankar

It’s episode 127 and this time we are chatting with showrunner & producer Adi Shankar!

Adi has produced such hit films as The Grey (starring Liam Neeson), Dredd (starring Karl Urban), and the upcoming Bodied (produced with Eminem). He is the co-showrunner and producer of the Netflix animated series Castlevania.

We talk to him about the second season of Castlevania, coming out October 26th, and how he got started with filmmaking. Chat about his Bootleg Universe on YouTube which has given us such fun re-imaginings of pop icons like The Punisher: Dirty LaundryVenom: Truth in JournalismMr. Rogers: A War Hero,  James Bond: In Service of Nothing, and Power Rangers Unauthorized. We also ask him about his upcoming superhero series on Netflix. And we discuss the controversy over Apu in The Simpsons and Adi’s plan to help move the discussions forward.

GenreTainment is where Marx & Julie talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series. We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.


Marx is the author of the non-fiction book Television on the Wild Wild Web, co-host of the podcast GenreTainment, co-host of DC Action Hour on YouTube, and creator of web series/films. He has been a panelist at various conventions, including San Diego Comic-Con, Boston Comic Con, Gen Con, and Dragon Con. As a professor, he teaches script analysis & film production. Click over to to learn more about him.
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