The Art of More

Coming soon: Crackle’s first original drama

The Sony-owned streaming service will debut The Art of More, which boasts big names like Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth and Christian Cooke.
October 8, 2015

Crackle, the ad-supported OTT service owned by Sony, first announced its upcoming slate of celebrity-studded originals in April. Now, the full trailer for its first-ever original drama, starring Christian Cooke (pictured), Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth and Cary Elwes, has finally been released.

The trailer for the scripted drama series The Art of More dropped Oct. 7 in anticipation of the show’s Nov. 19 premiere.

The series was created by Chuck Rose and Gardner Stern (NYPD BlueLaw and Order), who serve as series’ writers and executive producers. Quaid, Laurence Mark (Last Vegas, Julie & Julia, Dreamgirls), Gary Fleder (Runaway JuryThe Shield) and Tamara Chestna also executive produced.

The plot is centered around former soldier Graham Connor (Cooke) who dives head-first into the world of art smuggling. His crimes lead him to connect with real-estate shark and master manipulator Samuel Brunker (Quaid), eccentric art collector Arthur Devnport (Elwes) and the affluent executive Roxanna Whitman (Bosworth).

Crackle has already produced a small number of originals, including Jerry Seinfeld’s star-studded Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and the new stop-motion animated comedy Supermansion featuring the voice of Breaking Bad’s Brian Cranston. In July, it released the feature-length comedy Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, which was streamed more than two million times in its first month on Crackle.

While Crackle has had some success in comedy, The Art of More is the service’s first attempt at a drama.

Recently, Crackle also announced a change to its app that would see content playing as soon as users turn on the app (rather than waiting for them to select content), in order to create an experience that is more like linear TV.

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