Sony Pictures’ Crackle premieres three original web series


Mumbai: Sony Pictures Entertainment online video network Crackle announced the release of nine original series that encompass a variety of genres from comedy to music to gaming and lifestyle. The announcement marks Crackle’s continued commitment to providing the most innovative original programming for today’s discerning online audiences.

There’s something for everyone from Crackle’s new slate of short-form
programming. For the gaming and pop culture community, Hollywood glitz meets gamer geekdom in The Jace Hall Show, hosted by film, television and videogame producer Jason Hall.

In the comedy genre, new shows include the original comedy series Purple Onion Season Two, featuring stand-up from today’s funniest acts, and six original short form scripted series as part of C-Spot.

On 16 June, the second 13-week season of Sony Pictures Television’s comedy channel will debut with the return of The Roadents and five new original series including The Rascal, That Guy, Owen Benjamin Presents, Comedy Gumbo and Mr. Justice & Powerful Girl.

For music lovers, there’s the Take-Away Shows, the highly-anticipated series from Parisian music video director Vincent Moon just off the heels of his recent R.E.M. and Arcade Fire videos.

"Crackle kicks into high gear this summer as we release a slew of hot new shows we’ve been developing this year, giving our audience creative original programming including appearances from familiar celebrities like Greg Proops, Christina Milian, Wilmer Valderama and Greg Grunberg," said Crackle general manager Jonathan Shambroom.

"This diverse, high quality programming offers something for everyone — from comedy fans to game enthusiasts to music lovers — which makes Crackle stand out when it comes to original programming," he added.