Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television Inc production company have teamed up with Crackle - Sony Pictures Television Networks’ free, ad supported streaming network - for a new original drama titled "The Oath.”
Set to debut in 2018, the 10-episode series is described as a gritty, action-packed drama that 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.
Sean Bean ("Broken," “Game of Thrones," “Lord of the Rings”) is the first actor to be cast in its upcoming series; the premiere episode will be directed by Jeff T. Thomas (“Blindspot,” “Wayward Pines”).
Bean will play Tom Hammond, is a hard-charging cop and ruthless leader of the prominent gang made up of those who are meant to enforce the law. After doing a deal with an undercover FBI agent, Hammond finds himself behind bars but after he's released, his desire to make his way back to the top of the food chain and back in control of the gang he once led puts him head to head with those who used to have his back.
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.
“The Oath” is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television Inc., Todd Hoffman and Dennis Kim of Storied Media Group and Joe Halpin who is also creator, writer and showrunner.
Production starts in Puerto Rico next month