During its NewFronts presentation today, Crackle is announcing a new slate of original and exclusive programming.
After the success of Crackle originals including Going From Broke, executive produced by Ashton Kutcher, Crackle unveiled close to 200 hours of new Crackle original and exclusive programming, with a diverse mix of original sports docuseries, scripted series, feature films and unscripted programming, aiming to offer both content that entertains and content that empowers and inspires its viewers.
“Since introducing Crackle Plus one year ago, we have made incredible strides to become a leading AVOD platform when it comes to original programming,” said Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus. “Our unprecedented growth is driven by programming that engages audiences and provides exciting opportunities for advertising partners.”
Here’s what’s coming to the free streaming service.
Unscripted & Documentaries
Going From Broke Season 2, premiering early 2021
Following the overwhelming success of Webby Award-winning season one, which saw over 16 million streams, Crackle Plus is thrilled to announce season two of this groundbreaking series. Watch millennials break free from debt, learn about finances, and become empowered to take control of their money.
History of Gangster Rap premiering 2021
Based on the book by Soren Baker (featuring the story of N.W.A., Biggie, 2Pac, Ice Cube, Snoop Dog, and Ice-T), this 10 episode docuseries will explore how the music and art form of gangster rap originated, its evolution over the past three decades, and the artists and songs that have been the linchpins to its success, longevity, and relevance to the music industry and today’s modern society.
World’s Smartest Homes premieres 2021
“World’s Smartest Homes” is a property series with Tanya Memme. In a series of home tours, Tanya asks all the right questions, balancing her passion for incredible homes with her super-charged tech-geek side giving the audience a taste of what it’s like to live life as the rich and famous.
Sports Documentaries & Documentary Series
Road to Raceday premieres July 1, 2020
Peter Berg’s Film 45 (“QB1: Beyond the Lights”) gives fans an inside look into NASCAR for the first time in history in this limited-run docuseries. Along with chronicling one of its drivers as they prepare for a race, each episode will highlight the young characters that make up the pit crews.
Anything is Possible premieres 2021
This inspiring documentary follows NBA champion Serge Ibaka on his journey home to visit his humble roots in the Republic of Congo to show his family and friends not only the NBA Championship trophy he earned, but more importantly to share the message that through hard work and determination, “Anything is Possible.”
Sports Confidential premieres 2021
An explosive new docuseries that blows the whistle on some of the biggest scandals, dirty corruption, and untold controversies in sports history. Hosted by former Texas A&M basketball coach and CBS, NCAA announcer Christopher Walker, “Sports Confidential” tackles shadowed events such as how bribery shaped the NCAA, the point shaving scandal at University of San Diego, as well as many others.
Spides, premieres fall 2020
Shot and set in modern-day Berlin, “Spides” follows Nora Berger, a young woman who wakes from a coma without any memory of her previous life after taking a mysterious club drug, BLISS. Local police detective David Leonhart and his partner Nique Navar are hunting down the source of the drug in relation to dozens of missing teens from all over the city. When Nora begins digging in an attempt to discover the truth of her own experience, she begins to peel back the layers of a conspiracy of aliens using synthetic drugs to infiltrate humans to use as host bodies. In this taught sci-fi thriller, the more truth Nora brings to light, the darker secrets from her own life are revealed as she discovers she is the key to the invasion she is fighting.
Safehaven, premieres 2021
Created by executive producer James Seale, “Safehaven” is a supernatural thriller about Jenna Frost, a high school comic book artist who finds herself trapped in an alternate reality – a personal purgatory ripped from the pages of “Safehaven,” the graphic novel of her own creation. In reality, Jenna lies in a coma after a car crash and is living inside a nightmarish parody of high school life where the real world collides with the horrors of her comic book. Part paranormal thrill ride, part mystery drama, “Safehaven” is a fast-paced, conspiracy-laced series told through a parallel-reality structure similar in tone to “The Matrix” and “Inception,” only in the YA horror space. Produced by Landmark Studio Group.
Flagrant, premieres 2021
Twenty years after he was caught throwing a game and gambling on his own team, a disgraced college basketball star, played by Michael Rappaport, gets an unlikely shot at redemption. He fled Queens, NY decades ago to get away from the stigma of the scandal, but he’s now asked to come home and fill in as coach for a currently-failing team, at the same school he famously sold down the river decades ago. Produced by Landmark Studio Group.
The Operative, premieres 2021
Craig T. Nelson stars in this international spy thriller series as retired intelligence operative John Straw, who was mysteriously forced to end his career following the Cold War but re-emerges to warn of an upcoming attack on American soil. A young analyst named Emma, sent by the CIA to interview him about his claims, uncovers that Straw has a head full of stories, some pointing to a decade’s old conspiracy with ties to the Kremlin. In her search for the truth, Emma and John soon become allies as they work together to try and stop a skilled, ruthless, and formidable enemy before it’s too late for the country…and themselves. Produced by Landmark Studio Group.
Willy’s Wonderland, premieres 2021
Nicolas Cage stars as a quiet drifter who is tricked into a job at a condemned theme park. His mundane tasks suddenly become an all-out fight for survival against wave after wave of demonic animatronics. Filmed on location in and around Atlanta, Georgia, this film promises to deliver equal parts thrills and chills. Produced by Landmark Studio Group.
Trigger Point, premieres 2021
A series of action films around Nicolas Brazer, who is a retired U.S. special operative who worked in the darkest shadows of the government, part of an elite “invisible” team that quietly took out some of the nastiest enemies to U.S. safety around the world. After being blamed for the exposure and ultimate death of several members of his own team, Nicolas disappeared into a life of solitude and indignity. Now two years removed, he is reluctantly drawn back into this dangerous world – with both enemies and nefarious friends coming after him, to not only clear his name, but to prevent the killing of a new generation of heroic operatives. Produced by Landmark Studio Group.
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