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Friday, February 14, 2020

‘Slow Burn’ Creators to Produce Houston Astros Cheating Scandal Podcast, TV Series (Exclusive)

The Houston Astros cheating scandal is getting the podcast and television treatment.

Podcast company Cadence13 is kicking off a new sports documentary podcast franchise with a season that will explore the Astros’ World Series-winning 2017 season. Major League Baseball fined the team in January after a report uncovered that players used technology to communicate signs stolen from opposing teams.

To tell the Astros’ story, Cadence13 has teamed with Sports Illustrated writer Ben Reiter, who will write and host the project, and Slow Burn co-creators Leon Neyfakh and Andrew Parsons, who will produce via Neyfakh’s Prologue Projects shingle. Cadence13 content chief Chris Corcoran and Underground Entertainment partner Steven Fisher will executive produce.

A TV series based on the podcast also is in development with Left/Right Productions, the producer of Epix’s Slow Burn adaptation as well as Showtime’s The Circus and FX’s The Weekly. Reiter, Prologue Projects and Underground also are attached to the adaptation.

We’ve discussed most of the obvious angles with this scandal- why not toss show business into the mix?

 

QLE Posted: February 14, 2020 at 12:41 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: astros, broadcasting, dirty rotten cheaters

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