Martin Freeman (“Sherlock”) and Adam Brody (“The League”) will star in a new Crackle original scripted series, “StartUp.” Sony’s free streaming network released the first teaser trailer of the 10-episode drama and announced that production will begin again this week in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
“StartUp” will explore what happens when a brilliant tech idea gets to the hands of the wrong kind of “tech entrepreneurs.” Set in the streets of Miami, the series will showcase how a company gets funded with dirty money from groups like a Haitian gang, to build a business and keep it all secret from the FBI agent who has the power to make or break those he comes in contact with.
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Martin plays FBI agent Phil Rask, specializing in financial crimes, who crosses paths with Nick Talman (Brody), a sharp and intelligent financier at a boutique firm in Miami. Rask is after Nick’s wealthy father, who he has a problematic relationship with, and who disappears leaving him ill-gotten money that he invests in a tech startup. Otmara Marrero (“Graceland”) and Edi Gathegi (“The Blacklist”) also star as Izzy Morales, a tech wiz out to change the world, and Ronald Dacey, the second in command of the local Haitian gang, respectively.
As the series develops it will explore the growing and dangerous relationship between Izzy, Nick and Ronald as they become targets for Rask.
“Start Up” is produced by Critical Content and Hollywood Gang Productions. The show is executive produced by Tom Forman, Andrew Marcus, Ray Ricord, Gianni Nunnari and Shannon Gaulding. Ben Ketai serves as writer, executive producer and director. Adam Brody and Anne Clements are producers.