*Ad-supported streaming service Crackle has green-lighted new scripted original drama series “The Oath,” (working title), executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (“Power”) and his G-Unit Film & Television, reports Deadline.
The announcement was made today at the Crackle upfront presentation held at Sony Square NYC.
Written and created by former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy Joe Halpin (“Hawaii Five-0”), the 10-episode series centers on a gang that started out with the right intentions but its members are forced to turn on each other after being picked off by the FBI.
Todd Hoffman and Dennis Kim of Storied Media Group are also executive producers on the project, and Halpin will also serve as showrunner.
In addition to “The Oath,” Crackle closed a deal with 50 Cent to develop the hour-long original “RPM” (working title) written by Leo Sardarian. It’s described as “a high-octane drama set in the working-class streets of Boston’s most corrupt neighborhoods. It follows a used-car salesman who starts moonlighting as a getaway driver for a Boston crime syndicate after financial ruin threatens his family.
“RPM” is produced by Adam Riback, Nick Phillips and Kelly Wagner.