Guy Ritchie’s 2000 crime comedy “Snatch” follows two interconnected plots about the search for a stolen diamond and a small-time boxing promoter who finds himself under the thumb of a vicious gangster. It starred Jason Statham (“Crank”), Stephen Graham (“Boardwalk Empire”), Brad Pitt (“Inglorious Basterds”), Benicio del Toro (“Traffic”), Dennis Farina (“Midnight Run”), along with many more character actors. Now, the streaming service Crackle announced that it has greenlight a TV series inspired by the Ritchie film. Crackle compares it to FX’s critically acclaimed series “Fargo” in that the series will “carry the spirit” of the film, but will establish a new world separate from it.
Before “Snatch,” Crackle has already made its move into the original content market with “The Art of More,” starring Dennis Quaid and Kate Bosworth, about the high-stakes world of New York auction houses. “Snatch” also joins their upcoming tech drama “StartUp” starring Adam Brody and Martin Freeman. Crackle also distributes Jerry Seinfeld’s popular comedic web series “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.”
“Snatch” has no executive producers or actors attached to the project and it remains unclear if Ritchie will actually be involved with the show.