Crackle has greenlit a new original crime series, The Oath, created and written by Joe Halpin. Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television Inc are executive producing along with Halpin, Todd Hoffman, and Dennis Kim. Halpin is a former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy and, according to Crackle, his series “explores a different kind of subculture – gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend.” Season one will consist of 10 one-hour episodes.
“I am very excited to be partnering with Sony Pictures Television Networks and Crackle. To be able to bring this story to life is something I’m looking forward to and Joe Halpin’s personal experience will make this unlike anything that’s been seen before,” said Jackson.
“Curtis, G-Unit Film & Television Inc., Storied Media Group and Joe Halpin are the perfect team to take this extraordinarily fast paced and complex narrative to Crackle’s passionate and engaged audience,” noted Eric Berger, Crackle GM and EVP, Digital, Sony Pictures Television Networks. “This is the kind of unexpected storytelling that our viewers have come to expect and we look forward to breaking new ground with this new original drama.”
The Plot: These secret societies are nearly impossible to get into – but once inside, members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies on the outside and from within their own ranks. The drama examines this all-too-real world through a gang that started out with the right intentions. But in order to stay both out of jail and alive, they will all need to re-examine the principles that guide them and speculate as to whether they can trust the badged criminals that operate amongst them.
The Oath original pulls the curtain back on the inner workings of this band of brothers forced to turn on each other after being picked off by the FBI.