Janus Descending & DESCENDANTS
Janus Descending is a limited series, science fiction/horror audio drama told through single perspective narration. The story follows the arrival of two xenoarcheologists, Peter and Chel, on a small world orbiting a binary star. But what starts off as an expedition to survey the planet and the remains of a lost alien civilization, turns into a monstrous game of cat and mouse, as the two scientists are left to face the creatures that killed the planet in the first place. Told from alternating perspectives, Janus Descending is an experience of crossing timelines, as Peter describes the nightmare from end to beginning, and Chel, from beginning to the end.
Descendants is a two-season limited series science-fiction adventure/thriller, and the sequel to Janus Descending. The story begins where Janus Descending left off, at our lost crew's nightmarish homecoming, and follows Peter's older brother, Axel, through the aftermath of the Janus Disaster. Three days after the wreckage of the Adamantine was found, crashed on the barren plains of the Rosseter Moon Colony, the remains of the missing ship were brought back to Aphelion Industries. But something survived the crash, and now, it's beginning to spread. As the Gorgons begin their rampage to consume and multiply, Axel, Captain Rori, and the ARC Juno team must fight their way out of the quarantined facilities, and find a way to stay alive... but in doing so, they just might damn their world...
Content Warning: Janus Descending and Descendants are horror narratives aimed at a mature audience, and as such, may contain material that is upsetting or triggering for certain people.
This audio drama includes harsh language, moments of high suspense/terror, body horror/gore (i.e. descriptions of feeling things moving under one's skin, hallucinations of body dysmorphia, broken bones, etc.), character experiencing trauma-induced psychological breakdowns (sensory and physical hallucinations), moments of extreme physical violence, and honest to god monsters. Please also note that while there is no sexual action or violence in Janus Descending or Descendants (kissing, sex, rape, etc), there are brief moments where characters make commentary of a perverse sexual nature.
Content warnings will be attached in the show notes of every episode, and episodes that are expected to be particularly triggering will also include a verbal warning before the opening.
Genre: Science Fiction, Horror/Thriller, Action/Adventure, Drama
Janus Descending: Narrative is 13 full episodes, 3 prologues, 1 epilogue
Descendants: Book One - Inheritance is 6 full episodes, 1 prologue (3 bonus prologues), 1 epilogue
Janus Descending: approximately 10-20 minutes
Descendants: 20 - 30 minutes