New York rapper 50 Cent is really flexing his Hollywood success these days. The hip-hop veteran’s “The Oath” series has received the green light for a second season.
According to reports, streaming giant Sony Crackle has approved the hit program to come back for another round.
On the heels of The Oath‘s successful debut last month, Sony Crackle has ordered a second season of the crime drama series created by Joe Halpin and executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The news is being announced today at the network’s upfront presentation at Sony Headquarters in New York. (Deadline)
A Sony Crackle executive has since confirmed the hype with a statement.
“Our audience has truly responded to this authentic, raw, and compelling series,” said Eric Berger, chief digital officer of Sony Pictures Television Networks and general manager of Sony Crackle. “Thanks to Joe, 50 Cent and our stellar ensemble and production team for bringing this powerful story to life. We look forward to taking the next step together.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
The show features a slew of high-profile Hollywood stars playing various major roles.
The series was created by Joe Halpin, who worked as an L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. deputy in South Central for 17 years. The freshman season of the show stars Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood”), who is also a producer on the show; Sean Bean (“Game of Thrones”); Cory Hardrict (“American Sniper”); Arlen Escarpeta (“The Magicians”); Katrina Law (“Training Day”); and J.J. Soria (“Animal Kingdom”). (Variety)
Last summer, 50 Cent hit up social media to tease fans about the show’s production.