About The Prospectives
The Prospectives, written by Adam Hurly, is a serialized Instagram anthology that began in summer 2014. Three series have been published, with a fourth—a podcast—premiering in January 18, 2018. (Subscribe at the top of this page.) Every story focuses largely on characters in the queer community, and all series have some root in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. The fourth series will also take place in Berlin.
Each season of The Prospectives adopts a new format, plot, and characters. Follow @theprospectives on Instagram for episode updates, and for season 4 illustrations by Paul Tuller. And, subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts and in most other major podcast players.
The Prospectives Podcast
Series 4 (January-June 2018)
For the fourth series of The Prospectives, the format switched from serialized IG posts to a serialized and fictional narrative podcast. The story follows Luke Leder on an anti-heroic odyssey to the bass-booming depths of Berlin's queer and nightlife scenes, as he recounts the unlikely series of events that took him overseas. The anthology still lives on Instagram, with episodic illustrations by Paul Tuller. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts and in most other major podcast players, like Google Play, Radio Public, CastBox, RadioFM, TuneIn, and more.
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Series 1 (July 2014-July 2015)
A fictional serial following Eric, a young talent manager. As they enter their 30s, Eric and his friends are steadily taking command over the compounding pressures of New York City. Series 1 was illustrated by Sam Kalda.
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Series 2 (October 2015-April 2016)
We follow author Adam Hurly and dozens of his closest NYC friends as they cope with dating, layoffs, bed bugs, and more. It's like the first series, but this one is real. Series 2 was illustrated by Levi Hastings.
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Series 3 (August 2016-March 2017)
A fictional, storyboarded telenovela. Four leads navigate their shared relationships in the wake of a perilous love triangle—with a few supernatural surprises along the way. Series 3 was illustrated by Justin Teodoro.
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About the Author
Adam Hurly is a GQ contributor, and has written for Esquire, Bloomberg, Condé Nast Traveler, and more. He is a South Dakota USA native, and was most recently based in New York City and San Francisco. Adam is spending a year traveling, writing, and recording from various countries, because it's super fun and you should try it. As of April 2018, he will call Berlin his new home.
Illustration by Paul Tuller