Gina Rodriguez to Direct Amazon Thriller Based on Missing Airplane Podcast

Amazon Prime Video is developing a TV adaptation of the QCode “Last Known Position” podcast with Gina Rodriguez starring and executive producing.

The podcast is a scripted project also starring Gina Rodriguez and traces the fallout of an all-new, state-of-the-art American commercial airliner that goes missing on its maiden voyage over the Pacific. The ensuing plane crash investigation uncovers evidence of a deep-sea creature that may be responsible. James Purefoy, Manny Jacinto, Olivia Cheng, Ashley Bell, JR Bourne, Travis Joe Dixon, Matthew Henerson, Jessica Oyelowo, Venk Potula and Giovanna Quinto also performed.

“Last Known Position” debuted in December 2021. Luke Passmore served as creator and writer while John Wynn directed and produced. Passmore is attached to adapt the TV adaptation and will serve as executive producer alongside Rodriguez; Rob Herting, Sandra Yee Ling and Michele Zarate of QCode; Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Fred Berger, Justin Levy and Jeremy Platt of Automatik; and Molly Breeskin of I Can and Will Productions.

Rodriguez is best known for starring in the CW’s comedy-drama “Jane the Virgin.” Her other TV credits include ‘Big Mouth’, ‘Diary of a Future President’ and ‘Carmen Sandiego’, and she has starred in the films ‘Annihilation’, ‘Kajillionaire’ and ‘I Want You Back’. She is replaced by WME and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.

Passmore’s additional writing credits include the MTV series “Teen Wolf” and the 2020 superhero thriller “Archenemy.” He is replaced by Grandview and Myman Greenspan Fox Rosenberg Mobasser Younger and Lighter.

Wynn has directed films including the 2019 landmark action film “The Rising Hawk” and produced 2019’s “Grand Isle” starring Nicolas Cage. He is represented by Gersh and Grandview.

Other upcoming screen projects based on QCode podcasts include “Gaslight”, “The Edge of Sleep”, “Ellen”, “From Now”, “Dirty Diana”, “Carrier”, “The Left Right Game” and “Blackout”.