50 Cent is headed to the small screen with his new scripted drama show, The Oath presented by Crackle. The rapper serves as the executive producer for the 10-episode series that was written and produced by former L.A. Sheriff’s deputy Joe Halpin.
The drama unfolds revealing inner secret societies filled with members whose ultimate goal is to protect each other from the outside world as well as within their own organization. Not knowing who to trust or who to turn to — things slowly revolt to turmoil once loyalties are crossed and the gang is put into question.
“Curtis, G-Unit Film & Television Inc., Storied Media Group and Joe Halpin are the perfect team to take this extraordinarily fast paced and complex narrative to Crackle’s passionate and engaged audience,” explains Eric Berger, Crackle GM and EVP, Digital, Sony Pictures Television Networks. “This is the kind of unexpected storytelling that our viewers have come to expect and we look forward to breaking new ground with this new original drama.”
Highlights of the show include real-life reflections of gang culture and how their society took a wrong turn with the right intentions. These groups of people explore and analyze the very principles that they stood behind in order to defend the badged criminals they work with.
“I am very excited to be partnering with Sony Pictures Television Networks and Crackle,” said 50 Cent. “To be able to bring this story to life is something I’m looking forward to and Joe Halpin’s personal experience will make this unlike anything that’s been seen before.”
Crackle is also in development with an hour-long drama, RPM, written by Leo Sardarian and executive produced by 50 Cent. This original series includes a working-class setting where a car salesman turns to a life of crime in order to help his family’s financial struggles.