True Blood star Ryan Kwanten has signed on to the cast of Crackle’s new dramatic series, The Oath. Sean Bean was previously announced to star in the series created by former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Joe Halpin. Halpin is writing, executive producing and serving as the showrunner, with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Todd Hoffman, and Dennis Kim also executive producing.
Jeff T. Thomas (Blindspot) is directing episode one of the 10 episode first season. Crackle’s aiming for a 2018 series debut.
Ryan Kwanten’s credits include Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Blunt Force Trauma, Reach Me, Flight 7500, and Knights of Badassdom.
The Plot: The Oath takes an unforgiving look at the complicated dynamics in these organizations and documents the lives of those willing to risk it all, to have it all. The gritty, action-packed drama, explores a world of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend and sheds light on corrupt and secret societies that are nearly impossible to join – only a select few make the cut-but once inside, members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies on the outside and from within their own ranks.
Kwanten will play Steve Hammond, son of Tom Hammond (portrayed by Sean Bean) and the leader of a cop gang, The Ravens. A cool, pragmatic, reluctant leader with the mind and instincts of a shrewd tactician, Hammond is a survivor–a natural protector who values taking care of those closest to him, his family, his team.