The Oath puts a new twist on police corruption
Crackle announced a March 8th premiere date for its new original crime drama The Oath.
The 10-part series focuses on police corruption in a way that’s rarely been seen on the big screen before. In The Oath, there’s a rivalry between two gangs, the Ravens and the Vipers, but all of the gang members are cops.
Here’s the gist of it: Ever since Tom Cole went to prison, police officer Theresa Winters has been leading the Vipers, and aiding a local drug dealer called Neckbone. With a new designer drug on the street, Neckbone decides he needs to protect his profits. His actions put the Ravens in the middle of new local drug war.
Police Lieutenant Sam Foster is in deep with the Vipers, but he has a bigger problem — his affair with a member of the Ravens. Cole, a disgraced cop, is trying to get back what he lost. A drug deal with an undercover FBI agent landed him in prison. His desire to regain control of the gang he once led puts him head to head with those who used to have his back.
Who stars in The Oath?
The hour-long drama Stars Ryan Kwanten, Katrina Law, Cory Hardrict, Arlen Escarpeta, J.J. Soria and ‘Game of Thrones’ Alum Sean Bean.
The Oath was created by Joe Halpin, who worked as a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy in South Central for 17 years, 12 of which as an undercover officer. His prior writing credits include Hawaii Five-O and Secrets and Lies.
The show has a number of executive producers, but the name you might recognize most is Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television Inc. Todd Hoffman, Dennis Kim of Storied Media Group, Anne Clements (“StartUp”) and Halpin also share executive producer credits with Jackson.
The series is directed by Jeff T. Thomas, whose prior credits include Blindspot, and Wayward Pines.
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