By Alison Willmore | Indiewire March 23, 2012 at 10:41AM
And now Crackle is getting into long-form series as well with "The Unknown," a horror and suspense anthology show about unexplained phenomena that will consist of six half-hour installments.
Frances Fisher, Jay R. Ferguson ("Mad Men"), William Atherton and Taryn Manning ("Hustle and Flow") are slated to star in various episodes, while Kevin Connolly (yes, E from "Entourage"), effects guy Sam Nicholson and Martha Coolidge (of "Real Genius" and "Valley Girl") will all take on directing duties.
The series is the creation of Chris Collins, a producer on "Sons of Anarchy."
Crackle's produced its own original content before, but only in the form of web series wtih episodes running a few minutes. "The Unknown" marks the company's first venture into producing a TV show equivalent.
Last year, the company also announced plans to make two more long-form shows: "Monster Heist," a series about a crew of thieves who happen to not be human series from writer/producers of "Ghost Whisperer," and "Strand Street," in which Milo Ventimiglia will play a rookie undercover cop who infiltrates a gang in his childhood town.
The site's primary business is still showcasing full-length movies and TV shows from Sony’s library, along with oddities like the Vin Diesel-created bouncer drama "The Ropes."