Lori McCreary & Morgan Freeman’s Revelations Entertainment Prepping ‘Ear Hustle’ Docuseries Based On Prison Life Podcast

EXCLUSIVE: Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman’s Revelations Entertainment is partnering with the podcast Ear Hustle — part of the Radiotopia podcast network from PRX — on a docuseries adaptation.

Co-hosted by Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods, Ear Hustle launched in 2017 as the first podcast created and produced in prison. A two-time Peabody Awards finalist, National Magazine Awards finalist, and Pulitzer Prize finalist downloaded more than 78 million times, the show is made by a team both inside and out of San Quentin State Prison in California, traversing stories such as finding romance, grappling with a life sentence, trying to parent via 15-minute phone calls, getting out and starting over, and beyond.

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With the series to be directed by Erika Cohn, the two-time Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker behind New York Times Critics Pick Belly of the Beast, Revelations aims to capture authentic, raw and surprising stories of prison life by delving even deeper into narratives that have resonated with listeners worldwide.

Cohn will also serve as an executive producer, along with James Younger, McCreary, and Kelly Mendelsohn for Revelations Entertainment. Poor and Woods will also serve as executive producers.

Renowned for its commitment to elevating under-served voices, Revelations was behind the hit series Madam Secretary as well as films like the award-winning Invictus and 5 Flights Up. Accolades include an Emmy nomination for The Story of God, three Emmy noms for Through the Wormhole, a Peabody Award for the ESPN 30 for 30 episode “The 16th Man,” and an Academy Award nomination for Freeman in the film Invictus.

Freeman, McCreary, and Revelations are represented by CAA and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

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