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Exclusive: Glass Entertainment Group to adapt “Betrayal” podcast for TV

Philadelphia-based prodco Glass Entertainment Group is adapting its hit podcast Betrayal into a premium unscripted TV series. Betrayal, which is produced by Glass Podcasts, launched on April 28 of this year, ...
May 17, 2022

Philadelphia-based prodco Glass Entertainment Group is adapting its hit podcast Betrayal into a premium unscripted TV series.

Betrayal, which is produced by Glass Podcasts, launched on April 28 of this year, distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network. The podcast tells the story of TV producer Jenifer Faison, whose marriage was shattered after seven years when she returned home one day to find her house searched and her husband arrested for the sexual assault of a student.

The series covers the story of Faison’s husband, two-time “Teacher of the Year” honoree Spencer Herron, who is currently imprisoned after pleading guilty to the charges laid against him. It includes interviews with the now 21-year-old survivor of the assault, as well as Faison’s conversations with friends, family, other women who Herron was intimately involved with, and Herron himself.

Andrea Gunning, Glass Podcasts’ head of podcast productions and development, co-hosts Betrayal with Faison. The series is executive produced by Faison and Nancy Glass, with Carrie Hartman and Ben Fetterman producing for Glass Podcasts. Ali Perry executive produces the series for iHeart, with Jessica Krainchich serving as producer.

“When we heard Jenifer’s story, we knew it had to be told. If someone as accomplished as her can be fooled, it can happen to anyone,” said Nancy Glass (pictured), CEO of Glass Entertainment Group, in a news release.

“Our podcast team, Andrea Gunning, Ben Fetterman and Carrie Hartman, worked with Jenifer to craft a compelling series. Jenifer’s willingness to talk to the women involved and to confront her husband was incredibly brave and revealing. This is an active story that we know will translate into riveting television.”

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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