'True Blood's Ryan Kwanten Joins Cast of New Crackle Drama THE OATH
Crackle, Sony Pictures Television Networks' free, ad supported streaming network, today announced that Ryan Kwanten ("True Blood") has been cast in its upcoming 10-episode original drama, THE OATH, set to debut in 2018. Kwanten will also serve as a producer on the series. Kwanten will play Steve Hammond, son of Tom Hammond (portrayed by Sean Bean) and the leader of a cop gang, The Ravens. A cool, pragmatic, reluctant leader with the mind and instincts of a shrewd tactician, Hammond is a survivor--a natural protector who values taking care of those closest to him, his family, his team.Created by Joe Halpin ("Hawaii Five-O," "Secrets and Lies"), who worked as a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy in South Central for 17 years, 12 of which as an undercover officer, the series takes ?an unforgiving look at the complicated dynamics in these organizations and documents the lives of those willing to risk it all, to have it all. Executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television Inc., the gritty, action-packed drama, 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. "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. The premiere episode will be directed by Jeff T. Thomas ("Blindspot," "Wayward Pines"). Kwanten is represented by WME, LINK Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein. About Ryan Kwanten Ryan starred for seven seasons on the critically acclaimed HBO series "True Blood." His other television credits include a memorable appearance on the FOX comedy "The New Girl." He will next be seen starring in the feature films "Supercon," a comedy alongside John Malkovich and Rob Cohen's action film "Category 5" with Maggie Grace. 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.