Crackle has renewed its first original series The Art of More for Season 2, with production on the 10-episode second chapter to get under way early 2016.
Crackle general manager Eric Berger said of the renewal:
As our most ambitious series to date, The Art of More is a brand-defining drama that speaks to Crackle’s mission to be a home to must-see original content. The successful performance of the series in such a short amount of time is a testament to the incredible team behind it who will take our audience deeper into a world where there is still much more story to tell.”
Updated with full press release:
CRACKLE GREENLIGHTS SOPHOMORE SEASON OF ‘THE ART OF MORE’
FIRST SCRIPTED ONE-HOUR DRAMA FROM STREAMING SERVICE GARNERS OVER 2 MILLION VIEWS; MORE THAN HALF OF VIEWERS WERE NEW TO THE NETWORK
Stream All Ten Episodes of the First Season for Free Using the Crackle App For TVs, Connected Devices, Game Consoles and Mobile Devices or Online
CULVER CITY, Calif. (December 2, 2015) – Crackle, Sony’s free streaming network, today announced that “The Art of More” has been renewed for a second season less than two weeks following its November 19th premiere. The series has garnered 2 million views since debut and more than half of the viewers were new to the network. The second season will be 10, hour-long episodes and will begin shooting in early 2016.
“As our most ambitious series to date, ‘The Art of More’ is a brand-defining drama that speaks to Crackle’s mission to be a home to must-see original content,” said Eric Berger, GM of Crackle and EVP of Sony Pictures Television Digital Networks. “The successful performance of the series in such a short amount of time is a testament to the incredible team behind it who will take our audience deeper into a world where there is still much more story to tell.”
“I loved playing Samuel Brukner and couldn’t be happier to be joining the cast and crew of ‘The Art of More’ for another season,” said Dennis Quaid. “I’m so thankful to all the viewers who have come over to Crackle and embraced the show—next season is going to be even more ruthless.”
“This story is only just beginning and I can’t wait to dive back into this world and work again with such a wonderful company of people,” said Christian Cooke.
“The Art of More” garnered praise from critics with the New York Times boasting that “the casting is delicious, the characters and their stories grow more complex with each episode.” The Wall Street Journal said that “seeing the bad karma pile on is what makes ‘The Art of More’ difficult to stop watching,” Deadline Hollywood noted that “the first hour-long drama series from Crackle is, well worth bidding on” and Harper’s Bazaar called it the “#1 Best New Fall TV Show.” Other raves came from Entertainment Weekly which said that “the best part is reveling in the evildoings of the one percent” and The A.V. Club noted that the series “does a captivating job of offering access to this secretive, exclusive, and corrupt world.”
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