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Crackle Teams with 50 Cent for New Original Dramas


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Crackle has greenlit a new original drama, The Oath (working title), executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television.

The series explores a different kind of subculture: gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend. The 10×1-hour original is written and created by former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Halpin (Hawaii Five-0, Ice, The Lottery).

Jackson commented: “I am very excited to be partnering with Sony Pictures Television Networks and Crackle. To be able to bring this story to life is something I’m looking forward to and Joe Halpin’s personal experience will make this unlike anything that’s been seen before.”

“Curtis, G-Unit Film & Television Inc., Storied Media Group and Joe Halpin are the perfect team to take this extraordinarily fast-paced and complex narrative to Crackle’s passionate and engaged audience,” noted Eric Berger, Crackle’s general manager and executive VP of digital at Sony Pictures Television Networks. “This is the kind of unexpected storytelling that our viewers have come to expect and we look forward to breaking new ground with this new original drama.”

Crackle also closed a deal with the rapper/actor/producer to develop the hour-long original RPM (working title), written by Leo Sardarian. The drama is set in the working-class streets of Boston’s most corrupt neighborhoods and follows a used car salesman who starts moonlighting as a getaway driver for a Boston crime syndicate after financial ruin threatens his family. Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television are executive producing.

Additionally, the Crackle original drama Snatch, based loosely on the popular movie of the same name, will return for a second season in 2018. On the heels of its movie success this past year with the Charlie Sheen-led Mad Families and the video game-based Dead Rising: Endgame, Crackle will begin production on the Tim Kring (Heroes) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Insidious: Chapter Three) feature In the Cloud.



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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