Crackle Ups Original Programming27 Jan, 2016 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Crackle.com, the longtime ad-supported streaming network owned by Sony Pictures Television, Jan. 27 announced its second original scripted series, “Start Up,” is beginning production in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The 10-episode series, which stars Martin Freeman (“Fargo,” “Sherlock”), Adam Brody (“CHiPS,” “The League”), Otmara Marrero (“Graceland”) and Edi Gathegi, revolves around the funding of a tech start up with dirty money.
The series builds upon Crackle’s first original drama series, the critically acclaimed “The Art of More,” starring Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth, Christian Cooke and Cary Elwes. Other programming includes the stop-motion animated comedy series, “SuperMansion,” with Bryan Cranston, Seth Green, Keegan-Michael Key and Jillian Bell; Crackle’s weekly live game show series “Sports Jeopardy!” with Dan Patrick; award-winning series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” with Jerry Seinfeld, which is wrapping up its seventh season Wednesday, Feb. 3 with Will Ferrell.
Crackle, which was founded in 2004 as Grouper.com and rebranded in 2007, has also delved into original movies, which include Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, which it claims is the first digital sequel to a major motion picture, starring David Spade, and Dead Rising: Watchtower, starring Jesse Metcalfe, Virginia Madsen and Rob Riggle.
“‘Start Up’ carries out our promise to continue our commitment to quality drama,” Eric Berger, GM of Crackle and EVP of Sony Pictures Television Digital Networks, said in a statement.