Cory Hardrict Joins Cast of Crackle's New Original Drama THE OATH
Crackle, Sony Pictures Television Network's free, ad-supported streaming network, announced today that Cory Hardrict (American Sniper, Gran Torino) has joined the cast of its new original one-hour drama series THE OATH, which is set to debut in 2018. The 10-episode gritty drama series executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television, Inc., explores a world of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend and sheds light on corrupt and secret societies that are nearly impossible to join - only a select few make the cut-but once inside, members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies on the outside and from within their own ranks.In "The Oath," Hardrict goes behind the badge as Officer Cole Hammond, a cop whose cool and composed demeanor conceals an underlying sense of paranoia. Raised by white foster parents, Hammond is fueled by an intense dedication to protect the only family he has ever had - putting him at odds with the other members of the Ravens gang. Hardrict joins an ensemble cast including Sean Bean ("Game of Thrones") and Ryan Kwanten ("True Blood"). Bean plays Cole's adoptive father Tom Hammond - the head of the prominent Ravens cop gang and Kwanten, his brother Steve Hammond, who is the reluctant leader of the gang. Hardrict will soon be seen in the Netflix original film Naked opposite Marlon Wayans, LAbyrinth starring Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker and the film Destined out this fall in theaters. His other credits include roles in feature films such as Warm Bodies, American Sniper, Lovelace, and Spectral, and television series "Eastbound & Down," "NCIS," "Heroes," "CSI," and "Law & Order," among others. "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, as well as former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Deputy Joe Halpin ("Hawaii Five-O," "Secrets And Lies"), who served for over a decade as an undercover cop in South Central and brings an invaluable air of authenticity to the series in his role as series creator, writer, and showrunner. Veteran filmmaker Jeff T. Thomas ("Blindspot," "Wayward Pines") will direct the series' premiere episode. Hardrict is represented by Agency for the Performing Arts, Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Jackoway Tyerman. 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 for 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: the variety show "50 Central" on BET, two dramas, "The Oath," and "RPM" (WT) for Crackle, Sony Pictures Television Networks, the development of "Tomorrow, Today" on Starz and SundanceTV's critically acclaimed series "Dream School." About Crackle Crackle, a unit of Sony Pictures Television Networks, programs Hollywood movies, popular TV shows, original series and feature films for the worlds connected audience. Crackle is freely accessible in the U.S. with no subscription or commitment required. The streaming service is available in 21 countries and houses a robust library of original programming available anytime, anywhere on every connected device. Check out Crackle on Facebook or follow @Crackle on Twitter for real time updates. For additional information, please go to www.crackle.com.