Betrayal Creator David Zabel: We're Not Trying to Romanticize Adultery
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ABC's new series Betrayal is being marketed as a sexy new drama - and it is - but creator David Zabel (ER) insists the show isn't setting out to glorify infidelity.
"There's no way that anyone who watches the series will ever think that we're romanticizing or justifying adultery or infidelity," Zabel, who adapted the show from a Dutch drama, tells TVGuide.com.
The characters in question are Sara Hadley (Hannah Ware) and Jack McCutchen (Stuart Townsend), two if not happily-married, at least comfortably-married Chicagoans who meet-cute at an art opening and, against their better judgment and attempts to avoid each other, begin a torrid affair.
At the end of the pilot, Sara discovers that her husband Drew (Chris Johnson) will be the prosecuting attorney in a high-profile murder case involving the powerful Karsten family, led by patriarch Thatcher (James Cromwell).
When a member of the family is murdered, the prime suspect is Thatcher's mentally challenged son, T.J. (Henry Thomas),
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