Crackle’s StartUp, starring Martin Freeman, scores third season renewal

Despite its low profile amongst mainstream audiences, StartUp is the top series on Crackle – the free online streaming service – and this popularity has secured the crime thriller a 10-episode third run.

“We are excited to open the writers room and partner with Crackle for season three of StartUp,” said creator Ketai, also a writer, executive producer and director on the series. “This past season was exciting, with nods to relevant and timely topics like corporatization of the internet, Bitcoin and the darknet that made for some great storytelling.

“But the series works because those headlines are juxtaposed with the personal stories of our characters and how the cost of ambition impacts their lives and the lives of those around them. We will take that narrative even further in this next chapter and look forward to bringing the StartUp family back together again in the new year.”

StartUp stars Martin Freeman, Adam Brody, Ron Perlman, Edi Gathegi, Otmara Marrero and Addison Timlin.

“Thanks to Ben Ketai for his vision and to our stellar ensemble cast — Martin, Adam, Ron, Edi, Otmara and Addison — whose tremendous performances gave this series the kind of weight and edge that viewers have come to expect from a Crackle original,” said Eric Berger, GM of Crackle and EVP and Chief Digital Officer at Sony Pictures Television Networks. “We are excited to continue the story in season three and expect that Ben and company will take us on another entertaining and wild ride.”

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