TV Upfronts: Sony's Crackle Orders Dennis Quaid Drama, Animated Comedy Series
The streaming network is known for its flagship series, 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' with Jerry Seinfeld, which returns on June 4.
Sony's Crackle is making its first push into the hourlong drama category with The Art of More starring Dennis Quaid.
The streaming network has ordered 10 episodes of the auction house drama to premiere in winter of this year. The Art of More follows blue-collar Graham Connor (Christian Cooke) as he leverages his way into the exclusive auction house world by exploiting connections to smuggling rings that he was exposed to while a soldier in Iraq. Kate Bosworth also stars as Roxanna Whitney, daughter of the CEO of one of the two big auction houses.
Gardner Stern (Las Vegas) and Chuck Rose serve as writers and executive producers on the project. Quaid also exec produces alongside Laurence Mark and Gary Fleder.
Crackle has also picked up animated series SuperMansion from Seth Green's stop-motion house, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. The series, which will run for 13 episodes beginning this fall, stars Bryan Cranston as the voice of Titanium Rex, the leader of washed-up superhero group The League of Freedom. Green, Keegan-Michael Key and Jillian Bell also star.
SuperMansion is written and executive produced by Matthew Senreich and Zeb Wells. Cranston and Green executive produce alongside John Harvatine IV, Eric Towner, James Degus and Moon Shot Entertainment.
Crackle's lineup also includes Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, which is scheduled to premiere July 16, and a sequel to video game adaptation Dead Rising: Watchtower. The streamer is also in development on prison-set original series CAPO from Relativity Television and Hollywood Gang Productions.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Crackle's flagship series starring Jerry Seinfeld, returns with six new episodes on June 4.