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[04/19/17 - 07:47 AM]
"Snatch," Crackle's Most-Watched Scripted Original Drama, Renewed for Second Season
In addition, the free, AVOD service shared plans to release an exclusive virtual reality bonus experience on PlayStation VR this summer.

[via press release from Crackle]

"SNATCH," CRACKLE'S MOST-WATCHED SCRIPTED ORIGINAL DRAMA, RENEWED FOR SECOND SEASON

VIRTUAL REALITY BONUS EXPERIENCE CO-PRODUCED WITH FUTURE LIGHTHOUSE TO LAUNCH THIS SUMMER ON PLAYSTATION VR

New York, April 19, 2017 -- On the heels of its successful spring launch on Crackle, the original drama "Snatch," based loosely on the wildly popular movie of the same name, will return for a second season in 2018, it was announced today. In addition, the free, AVOD service shared plans to release an exclusive virtual reality bonus experience on PlayStation VR this summer. Both announcements were made today at the network's upfront presentation at Sony Square NYC.

"Rupert, Luke and the rest of the cast have created memorable characters who truly resonated with our viewers, and we look forward to following their adventures in season two of Snatch, " said Eric Berger, Crackle, GM and EVP, Digital, Sony Pictures Television Networks. "Sincere thanks to our production team as well as Snatch's creator, writer and executive producer Alex De Rakoff for being the creative force behind what is our most successful drama to date."

Called a "whole lot of fun... with an irreverent sense of humor," by the Boston Globe, "Snatch" is the network's most-streamed scripted original to date and centers on a group of twenty-something, up-and-coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime. The boys must quickly learn to navigate the treacherous waters of London's underworld as rogue cops, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains descend.

During the VR experience, the hustlers attempt to break into the safe of Sonny Castillo (Ed Westwick) and can choose to keep cracking the safe or leave the hideout before the cops and Castillo's goons arrive on the scene.

"In VR the viewer has a lot of power and controls the outcome. Our goal is to teleport you alongside Rupert Grint and his thieving friends to make you feel the adrenaline of the heist. We want the viewers to have agency over where they want this caper to go," said Nicolas Alcala, Future Lighthouse's CEO and director of creativity.

Inspired by the cult favorite film of the same name, Crackle's "Snatch" stars Rupert Grint as the utterly posh, Charlie Cavendish-Scott. Best known as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise, Grint also serves as an executive producer. In addition, the series stars an ensemble cast featuring Luke Pasqualino ("Skins", "The Borgias") as Albert Hill, Lucien Laviscount ("Scream Queens", "Honeytrap") as Billy Ayres, Dougray Scott ("Fear the Walking Dead," "Doctor Who") as Vic Hill, Phoebe Dynevor ("The Village," "Dickensian) as Lotti Mott and Juliet Aubrey (The Infiltrator," "Primeval") as Lily Hill. The series is executive produced by Alex De Rakoff, who also serves as writer and showrunner.

About Future Lighthouse

Future Lighthouse is one of the leading virtual reality studios operating at the crossroads of storytelling and technology. With offices in Los Angles and Madrid, we specialize in VR narrative fiction. Our studio develops new experiences for brands and networks, innovating in both form and content. We've worked with Sony Entertainment, Digital Domain, RTVE, Fly Emirates, and Pernod Ricard. We also produce original content like our films Tomorrow, Ray, and Melita which have been selected by film festivals such as Raindance, Oxford International Film Festival, and Filmteractive. Our films/experiences have also been screened at SXSW, Raindance (China & London), and Sonar (Barcelona). Follow @LighthouseVR on Twitter. For additional information, please go to futurelighthouse.com.





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[04/25/17 - 10:03 AM]
AMC Heading Deeper "Into the Badlands" - Series Renewed for Expanded 16-Episode Third Season, Returning in 2018
Midway through its current second season, "Into the Badlands" is averaging 3.6 million viewers per episode, including 2.1 million adults 25-54 in Nielsen Live+3 ratings.

[04/25/17 - 10:01 AM]
"Full Frontal with Samantha Bee's" "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" to Stream on Twitter After TBS Debut
Fans on Twitter in the United States will be able to access the stream by going to samanthabee.twitter.com, as well as via the @FullFrontalSamB Twitter handle.

[04/25/17 - 10:00 AM]
For the First Time, Celebrities Go Undercover on Two Special Editions of "Undercover Boss"
"Celebrity Undercover Boss" will feature Grammy Award-winning musician Darius Rucker on Friday, May 12, and chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson on Friday, May 19.

[04/25/17 - 09:29 AM]
Harry Styles to "Move Into" the "The Late Late Show with James Corden" Studio for First Ever Week-Long Residency, May 15 - May 18
The residency coincides with the release of his highly anticipated solo album.

[04/25/17 - 09:20 AM]
Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment Announce All-New Live-Action Series "Titans," from Executive Producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, to Debut in 2018
Additionally, Warner Bros. Animation's "Young Justice: Outsiders," the highly anticipated third season of the popular "Young Justice" series, is also ramping up for its first mission next year.

[04/25/17 - 09:07 AM]
Season 3 of CNBC's "The Filthy Rich Guide" Begins May 10th
Season 3A airs for five consecutive Wednesdays with the remaining five episodes of Season 3B due on August 15.

[04/25/17 - 08:21 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Remain on Top in Demos
ABC, "Dancing with the Stars" then are the most-watched overall.

[04/25/17 - 08:14 AM]
Elvis Costello & The Imposters to Perform at After-Party for "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee's" First Annual "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner"
All proceeds from "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" will go to the Committee to Protect Journalists (cpj.org).

[04/25/17 - 07:01 AM]
TBS Renews "The Detour" for Third Season
"I hear from so many people who love 'The Detour,' even my hardcore comedy friends," said Thom Hinkle, senior vice president of original programming for TBS.

[04/25/17 - 07:00 AM]
"The New I Love Lucy Superstar Special" Featuring Two Classic Episodes to Be Broadcast Friday, May 19
The two episodes, "The Dancing Star," featuring Van Johnson, and "Harpo Marx," with comedian Harpo Marx, are newly colorized with a nod to the 1950s period in which they were filmed.

[04/25/17 - 06:01 AM]
In an Unprecedented, Far-Reaching Programming Event, the Disney Channel Original Movie "Descendants 2" Will Have a Simultaneous Premiere on Five Television Networks Within the Disney-ABC Television Group, Friday, July 21
Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform and Lifetime are among the participating networks.

[04/24/17 - 06:05 PM]
TLC Breaks Record Ratings on Sunday Night with Veteran Series and Premiere of Live Television Event
TLC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 23.

[04/24/17 - 06:01 PM]
NBC Drops "Powerless" from Thursdays; "Superstore" to Fill Entire Hour
Look for repeats at 8:00/7:00c followed by original installments at 8:30/7:30c.

[04/24/17 - 04:21 PM]
Tarek and Christina El Moussa Will Return for New Season of Hit HGTV Series "Flip or Flop" in December
Five of the 20 episodes are currently in post-production, with filming of the remaining episodes continuing through the fall.

[04/24/17 - 04:15 PM]
Freeform's "Famous In Love" Amasses Over 10 Million Total Views During Its Premiere Week as "Pretty Little Liars" Returns at No. 1 Across Target Demos
Freeform further spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 18.