Though most of Hollywood is interested in remaking, rebooting or retooling the highest rated TV shows and highest grossing blockbusters franchises, some attention is being paid to giving the treatment to cult classic titles. Such is the case with a series adaptation of Guy Ritchie’s crime comedy Snatch.
Snatch has been turned into a 10-episode series at Sony’s free streaming service Crackle (the same company behind Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and the Joe Dirt sequel no one asked for). It doesn’t follow the same story as the movie, but it tries to capture the spirit and style with the chronicle of a real life heist that happened in London. It also features Harry Potter franchise star Rupert Grint and Gossip Girl heartthrob Ed Westwick in the ensemble cast, but will it be enough to get people to watch?
Check out the Snatch TV series trailer below and decide for yourself, but beware it’s slightly NSFW. Read More »
This past summer brought us the eighth season of the wholly entertaining and unique series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Now here we are, just six months later, and yet another new season is nearly upon us with some great new guests.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee season 9 is coming to Crackle in January, and the guests cruising along with host Jerry Seinfeld this time include more fellow comedians like Kristen Wiig, Norm Macdonald, Cedric the Entertainer, Lewis Black and the return of Bob Einstein (aka Super Dave Osborne). In addition, Seinfeld also has Christoph Waltz on the show for the first time, and they even go off-road to spend some time chatting in a paddle boat. That’s a bingo. Read More »
When you think of quality serial entertainment, it’s likely that Crackle is pretty far down on the list of quality content creators. Sure, the Sony-owned streaming site is home to the outstanding documentary series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld (which just debuted a new season earlier this summer), but they’ve only just recently started to dip their toe in narrative storytelling.
Last fall, Crackle debuted their first drama series The Art of More, and now the service is looking to make an even bigger splash with their second foray into the drama arena with StartUp. The new series follows The Hobbit leading man Martin Freeman as an FBI agent tracking the growth of a digital currency company founded by The OC star Adam Brody, Otmara Marrero (Graceland) and Edi Gathegi (X-Men: First Class). The only problem is they were forced to start the company with dirty money, and that doesn’t sit too well with the FBI.
Watch the StartUp trailer after the jump. Read More »