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Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, today announced the upcoming content releases planned for May.
The Crackle Plus streaming services are currently distributed through 70 touch points in the U.S. on platforms including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and Xbox One), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com, with previously announced plans to expand to over 90 touch points.
New Crackle AVOD Originals in May
Blast In a Parisian parking lot, a bomb disposal expert (Nora Arnezeder) finds herself trapped in her car with her kids as an anti-tank mine has been set under the car. Sonia is used to facing dangerous situations, but with the children’s lives on the line and her boyfriend (Pierre Kiwitt) left outside, powerless, the stakes have never been higher. They have 30 minutes to diffuse the bomb and work out who could be the mastermind behind this. Will they stand united until the end or will the family implode under pressure?
New Crackle AVOD Exclusives in May
Senior MomentVictor Martin (William Shatner) is a retired NASA test pilot often seen speeding around Palm Springs in his vintage Porsche convertible with his best friend Sal (Christopher Lloyd) in tow. His life changes when his license is revoked for drag racing and his car impounded. Forced to take public transportation for the first time, he meets his polar opposite Caroline (Jean Smart) and learns to navigate love and life again as he goes up against the state’s new DA to get back his license and car.
In the Vault – Season One (May 19) Freshman Liv Steele (Claudia Lee) arrives at Woodlawn College excited for a fresh start – but – will her past catch up with her?
Blended (May 12) After a bad blind date, a man (Adam Sandler) and woman (Drew Barrymore) find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from their burgeoning relationship.
Sherlock The highly successful, new adaptation of Sherlock Holmes – starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Watson – comes exclusively to Crackle. Sherlock Holmes, an analytical deduction fanatic, is helping on police investigations for fun when he runs into potential flatmate Dr. John Watson, fresh from serving in the war in Afghanistan and sporting a limp. In spite of Watson’s initial skepticism, Holmes’ brilliant mind and dangerous lifestyle offer the stimulation he craves, and the two quickly forge an alliance. Sherlock provides the inspired leaps of intellect, while Watson keeps his friend’s flights of fancy grounded – creating the perfect pairing for a legendary partnership. All four seasons plus the special episode.
New BBC Titles in May
In addition to giving our audience exclusive access to four seasons of the hit award-winning series Sherlock, we are also going to be offering new series from the BBC library every month! Here are just a few of the amazing shows you will now be able to watch for FREE on Crackle!
David CopperfieldOne of the best loved novels in the English language and Dickens’ own favorite. The story follows David Copperfield from childhood tribulations to literary success.
Inside Christie’s: The World’s Biggest Auction HouseAs Christie’s celebrates its 250th anniversary, this two-part series follows the drama behind iconic art auctions across the globe to reveal how the world’s biggest auction house operates.
Inside the Tower of LondonThe Tower of London has stood at the center of British history for nearly 1,000 years. This series explores its incredible stories and goes behind closed doors to see how the Tower runs today.
Joanna Lumley’s BritainAfter a lifetime of travels that have taken her across the globe, Joanna Lumley is making her most personal journey yet, traveling from Essex to Whitby.
Crackle’s May Picks
Classic TV MomsTo celebrate the moms in your life the Crackle crew has selected titles that ensure everyone remembers who runs the household with classics like What’s Happening!! (Mabel King), The Partridge Family (Shirley Jones), The Dick Van Dyke Show (Mary Tyler Moore), and Father Knows Best (Elinor Donahue).
Heroic War StoriesTo celebrate Memorial Day, Crackle is taking you to the front lines of military history with titles like Hanover Street (Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down), Anzio (Robert Mitchum, Peter Falk), 1941 (John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd), and Tour of Duty (Terence Knox, Stephen Caffrey).
Period PiecesThe Crackle time machine is taking you way back to experience history firsthand with the series The Musketeers (Luke Pasqualino, Howard Charles), Ripper Street (Adam Rothenberg, Matthew Macfadyen), Sense & Sensibility (Charity Wakefield, Dominic Cooper), and Taboo (Tom Hardy, Oona Chaplin).
Tales from the PrecinctThe Crackle team works hard to protect our fans from boredom and serve them a slate of the best cop shows in TV history with titles like Car 54, Where Are You? (Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne), Barney Miller (Hal Linden, Max Gail), S.W.A.T (Mark Shera, Steve Forrest), and The Rookies (Sam Melville, Georg Stanford Brown).
Swing into SpringStrap on your hiking boots on and get ready to rappel into a valley action as you gear up for the great outdoors with Sprinter (Shantol Jackson, Dale Elliott), Who We Are, Meru (Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk), and Joe Torre: Curveballs Along The Way (Paul Sorvino, Robert Loggia).
New to Crackle Spotlight in May
The Natural Robert Redford stars in the inspiring fable of a baseball player’s major league dreams and the mysterious woman who shatters them.
The Legend of ZorroAntonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are reunited with director Martin Campbell in this action-packed escapade set in the California territory in the critical days preceding statehood. Several years after the previous adventure, Alejandro (Banderas) and Elena (Zeta-Jones) are married and have a 10-year-old son, Joaquin (Adrian Alonso). Though Alejandro continues to don the mask of Zorro to protect the poor and oppressed from their overlords’ greed, he is torn between his duty and his desire for a more normal life. Now, he must face that conflict again when plans for California to become the 31st state are undermined by a nefarious plot by a group of prominent land barons. In his valiant attempt to foil their plans, Zorro runs headlong into a crisis that threatens his life and the safety of his family.
Ip ManUpon refusing to teach his martial arts to the invading Japanese soldiers, Ip Man is forced to fight for the honor of his country in a series of battles that will culminate in a kill-or-be-killed showdown with Japan’s greatest fighter.
SnowpiercerIn a future where a failed climate change experiment has killed all life except for the survivors who boarded the Snowpiercer (a train that travels around the globe), a new class system emerges. Starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, and Tilda Swinton.
Empire StateBased on a true story, Dwayne Johnson stars as an NYPD detective trying to solve the biggest cash heist in U.S. history.
U.S.S Indianapolis: Men of CourageDuring World War II, an American navy ship captained by Charles McVay (Nicolas Cage) is sunk by a Japanese submarine leaving 890 crewmen stranded in shark infested waters.
HeistWhen a crew of highly skilled jewel thieves is not paid the money they are owed for a job, they are forced to make one last, big heist for the man who cheated them. Star-studded cast includes Danny DeVito, Sam Rockwell, Gene Hackman, Delroy Lindo, and Rebecca Pidgeon.
AlfThe Tanner family (Andrea Elson, Max Wright) is an average American family. One day, they discover that they have a visitor. He’s small, he’s furry, he’s arrogant, and he’s an Alien Life Form from the planet Melmac.
Hudson Street What do death and love have in common for a divorced dad and full-time police detective? Tony Danza, Lori Loughlin and more share a lot of laughter on Hudson Street.
Additional New TV Series in May AlfBritain’s Best DrivesGhost Story/Circle of FearHigh Society: The Cannabis CaféJo Frost on Killer KidsJoanna Lumley’s BritainLike Father Like SonPolice: Hour of DutyPolice: Suspect No. 1Salvage 1Serial SwindlersThe AccusedThe RookiesWomen of the House
Additional New Movies in May 35 And TickingA Christmas BlessingAM RadioAmour FouAncient Voices: StonehengeArthur: King of the BritonsAutobiography: Mike TysonBBC Electric Proms: 2009: Robbie WilliamsBecoming Princess DianaBiblical Prophecy of JohnBilly Martin: The Man, The Myth, The ManagerBone DaddyBrotherhood of BladesCambridge Footlights Revue: 1982Chandler Christmas GetawayCharles & Diana: 1983Chasing the DragonChurchill: Winning the War, Losing the PeaceCreature From The Haunted SeaDame Edna: Live at the PalaceDavid Beckham: For the Love of the GameDead HeistDecameron NightsDiana: Conspiracy TheoriesDiana: Legacy of a PrincessDiana: Life in FashionDiana: The People’s PrincessDiana: The Royal TruthDressed to KillDuran Duran: There’s Something You Should KnowElton John: UncensoredFabulous DorseysFlood: A River’s RampageFrankie and HazelFrench and Saunders: 300 Years of French and SaundersGo Johnny GoGundalaHarry & Meghan: The Next StepHarry & Meghan: The Price of FreedomHarry & Meghan: The RevelationsHarry & Meghan: The Royal WeddingHarry & Meghan: Two Became ThreeHarry & Meghan: Your Royal InvitationHarry and Meghan: A Windsor WeddingHarry Styles Live in ManchesterHigh RollersIf You Really Love MeIn The Line of DutyIt Was 50 Years Ago TodayJackie OKJiang ZiyaJungle BookKate Middleton: Working Class to WindsorKill Zone 2Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen ZhenLittle Big SoldierLittle PrincessLord, All Men Can’t Be DogsLove AffairMaster Z – The IP Man LegacyMeghan Markle: Changing TraditionsMeghan Markle: From Hollywood to WindsorMo Farah: Race of His LifeNe ZhaNot Just Another AffairPinocchio 3000Police Story: LockdownPrince Harry: A New Kind of RoyalPrince Philip: A Lifetime of DutyPrincess Diana: The Quiet RevolutionPublic CowboyQueen Elizabeth & Prince Philip: Love, Marriage & CountryQueen Elizabeth II: Above All ElseQueen Elizabeth II: The Unlikely QueenRailroad TigersRainbowRampantSam Smith Live in LondonScared to DeathSecret of the Mona LisaShadowShaolinSister Wendy’s Pains of GlassSomething Like A BusinessStrange Love of Martha IversT-34The AssassinThe ClearingThe Dempsey SistersThe Diana Conspiracy: What Happened in Paris?The Diana Story: Part I: The Young PrincessThe Diana Story: Part II: Broken HeartsThe Diana Story: Part III: Legacy of LoveThe EndlessThe English Royal FamilyThe FamilymoonThe Gangster, The Cop, The DevilThe Great American Traffic JamThe Ideal HusbandThe Last Days of Princess DianaThe Little Shop of HorrorsThe Mayflower MadamThe OutlawThe Tillman StoryThe TimberThe Truth About EmanuelThe Ultimate Baseball MemorabiliaThe VillainessThe White KingThey Made Me a CriminalTidal Wave: No EscapeTimewatch: Young VictoriaTitanic and MeTopperTopper Returns (B&W)Welcome to MayfairWilliam & Kate: The Journey, Part 1William & Kate: The Journey, Part 2William & Kate: The Journey, Part 3William & Kate: The Journey, Part 4William and Harry: Brothers in ArmsWolf WarriorWolf Warrior 2
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates streaming video- on-demand networks (VOD). The Company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad- supported VOD networks including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media and 1091 Pictures subsidiaries and produces original video content through the Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.
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