Sometimes one new technological innovation can change the world, and sometimes you need to play in the underground to get it started. Crackle’s new original series “StartUp” follows a group of Miami underdog techies — intelligent financier Nick Talman (Adam Brody), unorthodox tech whiz Izzy Morales (Otmara Marrero), and Haitian gang leader Ronald Dacey (Edi Gathegi) — who form an unexpected partnership to get a great idea off the ground, even though they’re founded on dirty money. Meanwhile, FBI agent Phil Rask (Martin Freeman) is hot on their trail, and he’s willing to travel deep into the Miami underbelly to take them down. The series also stars Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld) and Aaron Yoo (“Blacklist”),and is produced by Critical Content and Hollywood Gang Productions. Watch an exclusive clip from “StartUp” featuring Izzy explaining her idea of GenCoin, a new currency free of corruption.
The series is created by Ben Ketai. He previously directed and co-wrote the horror film “30 Days of Night: Dark Days” and the online, six-part sequel miniseries “30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust.” He also created, wrote, and directed another Crackle original series called “Chosen,” about lawyer and father Ian Mitchell (Milo Ventimiglia) who discovers he has been chosen by a mysterious organization to participate in a lethal game. The series also stars Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill”), Nicky Whelan (“Knight of Cups”), Brandon Routh (“Superman Returns”), and more. It has been renewed for a fourth season.
“StartUp” will premiere on Crackle on September 6. To watch the show for free, head to the Crackle website.