In the golden age of television, it seems every major network, cable channel and streaming service has been in a mad rush to turn some of our favorite movies into weekly TV shows. And the finished project has arrived with varying degrees of success. For every Fargo (which airs on FX to much acclaim) there is an Uncle Buck or a Rush Hour. Now, we have the latest movie-turned-TV drama. And this one arrives from Crackle. And guess what? Snatch actually looks pretty good.
Yes, on March 16, we're getting an update of the Guy Ritchie crime classic Snatch. Today, the trailer has arrived. And it's every bit as thrilling as the original movie, curbing from it's unique style while also bringing something new to the table. It also stars one of the main Harry Potter trio, which is exciting in its own right.
Crackle has even released the first poster art for their take on Snatch, which takes place in Modern Day London. Though, it looks more like the cover of a Chuck Palahniuk novel than it does a TV drama. It shows three individuals who are obviously up to no good, if their pig masks are any indication. You'll notice Rupert Grint looming in the background, pulling his mask up to expose part of his face. The tag line asks, 'You in or you out?' Well, after watching the trailer, you can definitely count this binary chap in.
Rupert Grint stars as the posh Charlie Cavendish, alongside Dougray Scott (Fear the Walking Dead, Doctor Who) as Vic Hill and Ed Westwick (Wicked City, Gossip Girl) as Sonny Castillo. Nick Renton (The Musketeers, Jericho) is directing the series, which shot on location in Manchester, England.
Inspired by a real life heist in London, the Snatch TV show centers on a group of twenty-something, up and coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime. The boys must quickly learn to navigate the treacherous waters of London's underworld as rogue cops, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains descend.
Rupert Grint is perhaps best known for his role as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise. Snatch arrives on the free streaming network Crackle in just a few months with a 10 one-hour episodes. Alex De Rakoff serves as executive producer and Helen Flint produces for Little Island Productions.
Will it be as good as Guy Ritchie's Snatch? It certainly appears to have a lot of potential. Though in today's TV landscape, it will certainly have to brig something extra and fun to the table to stand out amongst the sea of shows one needs to catch up on right now. An impossible task. But take a look at this trailer courtesy of Crackle, and perhaps you'll stop binging whatever your current obsession is and get in on this sure to be crime classic earlier than most.