CRACKLE GREENLIGHTS NEW SCRIPTED ORIGINAL, "THE OATH" (WT) EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY CURTIS "50 CENT" JACKSON
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY JACKSON'S G-UNIT FILM & TELEVISION INC. AND STORIED MEDIA GROUP; CREATED AND WRITTEN BY FORMER LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT (LASD) DEPUTY JOE HALPIN, NEW 10-EPISODE DRAMA EXPLORES A SECRET SOCIETY IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
FREE STREAMING NETWORK ALSO PARTNERS WITH JACKSON AND G-UNIT FILM & TELEVISION INC. ON "RPM," (WT) SCRIPTED CRIME DRAMA CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT
New York, April 19, 2017 -- Today, at the Crackle upfront presentation held at Sony Square NYC, the streaming service greenlit their new scripted original drama, "The Oath," (WT) written and created by former Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy Joe Halpin ("Hawaii Five-O," "Ice," "The Lottery"). Executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television Inc., the series explores a different kind of subculture - gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend.
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 10-episode, one-hour 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.
"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," Jackson said.
"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 Oath" is executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television Inc., Todd Hoffman and Dennis Kim of Storied Media Group and Joe Halpin who is also creator, writer and showrunner. Halpin is represented by Andy Patman at Paradigm.
In addition to "The Oath" (WT), Crackle closed a deal with the rapper/actor/producer to develop an hour-long original, "RPM," (WT) written by Leo Sardarian. A high-octane drama set in the working class streets of Boston's most corrupt neighborhoods, "RPM" follows a used car salesman who starts moonlighting as a getaway driver for a Boston crime syndicate after financial ruin threatens his family. Executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television Inc., "RPM" (WT) is produced by Adam Riback, Nick Phillips and Kelly Wagner. Leo Sardarian is represented by APA, Echo Lake Entertainment and Ziffren Britenham LLP.
Jackson is represented by Jim Osborne, Marc Kamler and Kyle Loftus at APA and attorneys Eric Feig and Stephen J. Savva.
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About Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
50 Cent, born Curtis James Jackson III, is an award-winning rapper, entrepreneur, actor and producer from Queens, New York. Since the release of his record-shattering debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin', the Grammy Award winner has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and has been awarded numerous accolades including: 13 Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and four BET Awards and many more. He was ranked as the #1 rap artist and most successful Hot 100 Artist of the 2000s by Billboard Magazine, as well as that decade's sixth-best artist and fourth top male artist. Jackson serves as CEO of G-Unit Records, which he founded in 2003 and since its inception has signed a myriad of multi-platinum artists. Jackson is currently in the studio recording new music and continues to dominate the charts with his recent single "I'm the Man" going Gold.
What began as music chart dominance for the rap legacy quickly transformed to unparalleled success in corporate America as a multi-tiered business mogul. Jackson has also carved out a successful and acclaimed career as an actor and producer, founding G-Unit Film & Television, Inc in 2005. Jackson serves as Executive Producer and stars in the record-breaking #1 series on STARZ, "Power." In August 2016 it was announced that STARZ extended Jackson & G-Unit Film & Television, Inc's exclusive overall deal to develop new projects for the network, including "Tomorrow, Today," based on a screenplay penned by Jackson and continue as executive producer on "Power."
Jackson has had roles in several blockbuster films most recently filming the upcoming "Den of Thieves" where he will co-star opposite Gerard Butler slated for release in 2018, he also appeared in the Antoine Fuqua directed boxing drama, "Southpaw," alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and "Spy" with Melissa McCarthy.
About G-Unit Film & Television, Inc
In 2005, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson founded the production company, G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. producing a wide variety of content across various platforms. Jackson has quickly sold a myriad of projects to various networks. Among these is the record shattering "Power," STARZ's number-one series that premiered in June 2014, in which Jackson not only stars in but also serves as executive producer. In July 2016 it was announced that STARZ extended Jackson & G-Unit Film & Television, Inc's exclusive overall deal another year into September 2018 to develop new projects for the network and continue as executive producer on "Power." Additional announced G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. credits include: SundanceTV's critically acclaimed series "Dream School" and the development of "Tomorrow, Today" on STARZ.