In The Cards

A RomCom About a Loser Set to Change his Destiny

Connor Ratliff (“Dead Eyes”) stars as Gil, a low level ad man who is fated to lose at everything. When Nadya (Jamie Ann Romero), the beautiful niece of the psychic Bella (Laila Robins), reads his tarot cards and informs him that the universe is against him, he vows to change his destiny. Cheered on by his co-worker and best friend Lex (Steven Boyer), Gil studies philosophy under Professor Towers (Chukwudi Iwuji).

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About In The Cards

IN THE CARDS was written and directed by KEVIN HENDERSON, produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS, and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION.


Original Music Composition, Sound Design, and Mix by SHANE RETTIG. Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI. Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH and ROBERT McNABB. Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio. Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES). Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.

The Managing Director of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.


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The Team

Connor Ratliff

Connor Ratliff is a New York-based actor, writer and comedian. His TV credits include Search Party, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Orange Is The New Black and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In addition to creating the hit podcast, Dead Eyes, (New York magazine's "Best Podcast of 2022"), he has also appeared as a guest on This American Life and Comedy Bang Bang.

Jamie Ann Romero

Jamie Ann Romero is known for The Punisher (2017), Viper Club (2018) and House of Cards (2013).

Laila Robins

Laila Robins is an American stage, film and television actress. She has appeared in films including Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), An Innocent Man (1989), Live Nude Girls (1995), True Crime (1999), She's Lost Control (2014), Eye in the Sky (2015), and A Call to Spy (2019). Her television credits include regular roles on Gabriel's Fire, Homeland, and Murder in the First. In 2022, she portrays Pamela Milton in the final season of The Walking Dead.

Steven Boyer

Steven Boyer is a New York City based actor who has starred in numerous shows on and off Broadway. He received a Tony nomination for his role as Jason/Tyrone in Hand to God. Television credits include WeCrashed, Love Life, Chicago Fire, Trial & Error, and High Maintenance among others. Movies include the upcoming Borderlands, The Wolf of Wall Street, Bridge of Spies, and Listen Up Philip.

Chukwudi Iwuji

Professor Towers
Chukwudi Iwuji is a Nigerian and British actor known for his recent collaborations with James Gunn. He is an Associate Artist for the Royal Shakespeare Company.[2] He began his career in mainstream Hollywood in 2022 as Clemson Murn / Ik Nobe Lok in the HBO Max show Peacemaker. He also joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as The High Evolutionary, for which he received critical praise.