In addition to the dozens of broadcast, cable and SVOD networks whose original programming you’re already struggling to keep up with, there’s also Crackle. Not familiar? Well, get familiar. A 10-year-old streaming TV unit of Sony Pictures Television Networks (although Sony purchased the company in 2006), Crackle is available in 21 countries, including the U.S., where you can access it with no subscription or commitment required.
And today, the streaming service held its upfront presentation at Sony Square NYC, where it announced the greenlighting of 2 new scripted original series executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson via his G-Unit Film & Television Inc.
First, “The Oath,” (working title), written and created by former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy Joe Halpin (“Hawaii Five-O,” “Ice,” “The Lottery”).
The drama series examines the all-too-real world of impenetrable secret societies through the story of a gang that started out with the right intentions. But in order to stay both out of jail and alive, they will all need to re-examine the principles that guide them and speculate as to whether they can trust the badged criminals that operate among them.
The 10-episode, one-hour original drama series will pull the curtain back on the inner workings of this band of brothers forced to turn on each other after being picked off by the FBI.
In addition to “The Oath,” Crackle also announced that it has closed a deal with Fiddy to develop an hour-long original drama series titled “RPM,” (also a working title) which is written by Leo Sardarian. Described as high-octane, and set in the working class streets of Boston’s roughest neighborhoods, “RPM” follows a used car salesman who starts moonlighting as a getaway driver for a Boston crime syndicate after financial ruin threatens his family.
“The Oath” is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television Inc., Todd Hoffman and Dennis Kim of Storied Media Group and Joe Halpin who is also creator, writer and showrunner.
And also executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television Inc., “RPM” is produced by Adam Riback, Nick Phillips and Kelly Wagner.
Jackson, who is represented by Jim Osborne, Marc Kamler and Kyle Loftus at APA and attorneys Eric Feig and Stephen J. Savva, is also executive producer (as well as appears) in the Starz drama series, “Power”, which returns for a 3rd season this summer.