Animal Kingdom’s JJ Soria is the latest addition to Crackle’s The Oath
Crackle, Sony Pictures Television Networks’ free, ad-supported streaming network, today announced a new addition to their upcoming original drama series, The Oath. JJ Soria (Animal Kingdom, The Fosters) will play Officer Pete Ramos opposite a cast that includes Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Cory Hardrict (American Sniper, Gran Torino), Katrina Law (Training Day), Arlen Escarpeta (The Magicians) and Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Fellowship of the Ring).
Set to debut in 2018, the 10-episode original is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television Inc. and the premiere episode will be directed by Jeff T. Thomas (Blindspot, Wayward Pines). A gritty, action drama, The Oath explores a world of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend and sheds light on corrupt and secret societies that are nearly impossible to join—only a select few make the cut–but once inside, members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies on the outside and from within their own ranks.
Created by Joe Halpin (Hawaii Five-O, Secrets and Lies), who worked as a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy in South Central for 17 years, 12 of which as an undercover officer, the series takes an unforgiving look at the complicated dynamics in these organizations and documents the lives of those willing to risk it all, to have it all.
JJ Soria’s Ramos is partner and friend of Officer Steve Hammond (Kwanten), and second-in-command of the Ravens cop gang. Ramos is streetwise with a nervous energy, and a family man who is driven by the need to prove himself worthy of his wife who comes from wealth and privilege.
Executive producing alongside Jackson is Todd Hoffman and Dennis Kim of Storied Media Group and creator, writer and showrunner Joe Halpin.
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