New York, NY (August 10, 2020)—C13Originals, the Peabody Award-nominated documentary studio division of leading premium podcast company Cadence13, today announced Relative Unknown, a real life tale of murder, mayhem, crime and family secrets.
Jackee Taylor has been hidden in WITSEC, better known as the Witness Protection Program, for almost 40 years. But after a strange and violent incident reveals secrets about her past, Jackee begins a journey to find out the truth about herself, and her family. Hers is a twisted tale of darkness, murder, mystery, tragedy, and resilience, which traverses the country and lands in the most violent era of one of the country’s most violent cities—1970s Cleveland. At the heart of this story is Jackee’s relative: a former member of the world’s most powerful motorcycle club, a sociopath, a killer, and an informant. Jackee can’t move forward unless she reconciles with his past, and she’s finally telling this story in the hopes that others don’t have to live the kind of life that she has.
Relative Unknown will launch on August 11, 2020 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RADIO.COM and everywhere podcasts are available. New episodes will be available Tuesdays through the season. Listen to the trailer and subscribe to the series here: https://apple.co/31tcjux.
Throughout the course of ten episodes, season one of Relative Unknown charts Jackee’s torturous journey—from innocent seven year-old in witness protection to determined adult ready to speak out, take ownership of her life and find answers. How did she get there, and why? Was her life always in danger? Jackee realizes she was a pawn, but in whose game? In order to finally move forward, Jackee must confront her dark past.
“Similar to how we approached the critically acclaimed series Root of Evil, telling a compelling story like this directly from the family brings such a unique and powerful point of view,” said Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer, Cadence13. “Our team has done a tremendous job telling this story.”
“Jackee’s story is mind-blowing,” said Zak Levitt, Executive Vice President of Production, C13Originals. “Her courage to tell her story has inspired all of us, and we’re honored to help Jackee finally bring it to light.”
“People in the Witness Protection Program rarely go public, and never has there been a character as compelling as Jackee,” said David Beilinson, Executive Producer, RUMUR INC. “This series exposes audiences to the secretive and dangerous world that quietly exists around all of us.”
Relative Unknown is a creation and presentation of C13Originals, in partnership with RUMUR INC. Executive produced by Chris Corcoran, Zak Levitt, David Beilinson, Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley. Written, directed, produced and edited by Zak Levitt. Produced and edited by Perry Crowell. Mixed and mastered by Bill Schultz, production support by Ian Mandt and Lloyd Lochridge. Field recording by Rich Boerner, Michael Galinsky, Perry Crowell and Connor Waddingham.
Download the cover art for Relative Unknown here: https://we.tl/t-NMgZjLgezM.
Cadence13, a leading premium podcast company, is part of Entercom’s Podcast Network and was named one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019.” Our roster of critically-acclaimed shows and personalities reflects the diverse conversations and interests happening in the world, led by a collection of voices that include Sophia Amoruso, Lili Anolik, David Axelrod, Rachel Brathen, Brené Brown, Dean Budnick, Alejandra Campoverdi, Emma Chamberlain, Deepak Chopra, Gotham Chopra, Lauren Conrad, Remi Cruz, Charli D’Amelio, Dixie D’Amelio, David Dobrik, Ethan Dolan, Grayson Dolan, Kevin Durant, Jon Favreau, Emily Jane Fox, Malcolm Gladwell, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Joe Hagan, Andrew Jenks, Tony Kornheiser, Michael Lewis, Payne Lindsey, Michael Lombardi, Jon Lovett, Alisha Marie, Johanna Maska, CJ McCollum, Jon Meacham, James Andrew Miller, Mike Murphy, Leon Neyfakh, Darienne Page, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Peck, David Plouffe, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, Paul Rabil, JJ Redick, Ben Reiter, Rhett and Link, Rick Rubin, Tommy Vietor, Adnan Virk, Ashley West, iO Tillett Wright, Andrew Yang, and many more. These storytellers represent both established and emerging personalities across sports, business, tech, politics, entertainment and news. Cadence13 is the home of C13Features and the Peabody Award-nominated C13Originals documentary studio, and has a broad range of programming partners including Comments by Celebs, Crooked Media, Entertainment Weekly, Girlboss Media, goop, Granity Studios, Headspace, HISTORY, Meredith, Mythical Entertainment, Pushkin Industries, Ramble, Seven Bucks Productions, Smosh, Sports Illustrated, Tenderfoot TV, theSkimm, The Try Guys, TNT, Up and Vanished, Vanity Fair, Who? Weekly and Yoga Girl, among others. Cadence13 is headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
About RUMUR INC:
For more than 20 years, award-winning film studio RUMUR INC has produced acclaimed documentary film projects for HBO, NETFLIX, A&E, ESPN, MSNBC, DIRECTV, and PBS, among others, . Their work has been shortlisted for the Academy Awards and screened at the top film festivals around the world. Their upcoming project, Win or Else for ESPN Films, explores the story behind the first integrated basketball team to win an NCAA national championship at the University of Kentucky.
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