Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson’s The Oath Renewed for Season 2
Following a successful freshman debut last month, Sony Crackle executives announced today that they have renewed the gritty, action-packed drama The Oath for a second season. The series was created by Joe Halpin (Hawaii Five-0, Secrets and Lies) and is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
The Oath is Crackle’s most-watched new original series and currently has the highest retention rate, episode to episode, of any Sony Crackle original. Exploring a world of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend, the series 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.
Eric Berger, Chief Digital Officer at Sony Pictures Television Networks and General Manager of Sony Crackle said: “Our audience has truly responded to this authentic, raw, and compelling series. Thanks to Joe, 50 Cent, and our stellar ensemble and production team for bringing this powerful story to life. We look forward to taking the next step together.”
“The Oath has been one of the highlights of my professional career as a writer, so having the opportunity to take our storytelling to that next level is incredibly exciting. Sony Crackle, 50 Cent, and the entire cast have been amazing collaborators. We have so much more story to tell and I can’t wait to get started,” Halpin added.
Season one of The Oath starred Game of Thrones alum Sean Bean, Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) who also serves as producer, Cory Hardrict (American Sniper), Katrina Law (Training Day), Arlen Escarpeta (The Magicians), and J.J. Soria (Animal Kingdom). Rounding out the ensemble cast are: Elisabeth Röhm (Law & Order), Michael Malarkey (The Vampire Diaries), Eve Mauro (CSI: Miami), Kwame Patterson (The Wire), and Linda Purl (Homeland).
Created by Halpin, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy in South Central for 17 years, 12 of which as an undercover officer, The Oath takes an unforgiving look at the complicated dynamics in these organizations and documents tjlhe lives of those willing ot risk it all to have it all.
The Oath is executive produced by Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television, Inc., Dennis Kim, Todd Hoffman, Anne Clements, and Halpin who also serves as writer and showrunner.