Crackle Renews Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in Cars’

TCA 2015: Streaming video site also sets “Joe Dirt 2” cast, premiere date for hacker movie “Throwaways”


Crackle renewed Jerry Seinfield’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” for Season 6 and announced the full cast of “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser” at the Television Critics Association event Tuesday in Pasadena.

Seinfeld’s Emmy-nominated series will include Jason Alexander, Aziz Ansari, Tina Fey, Amy Schumer, Howard Stern and Kevin Hart. The web series will return this spring with Seinfeld as host and executive producer.

On the movie side, the sequel to 2001’s “Joe Dirt” will star David Spade, Christopher Walken, Dennis Miller, Brittany Daniel, Mark McGrath and Patrick Warburton. Spade and Fred Wolf reteam for the film, a first made-for-digital sequel to a major motion picture, Crackle noted.

Crackle also set Jan. 30 as the premiere date for “The Throwaways,” starring Sam Huntington, James Caan, Kevin Dillon and Katie McGrath.

The film follows a notorious hacker Drew Reynolds (Huntington). Instead of picking from the top agents the CIA recommends after his capture, Reynolds chooses a group of “throwaways,” those deemed expendable and seemingly the worst in the organization.

A digital extension of Sony Pictures Television, Crackle postponed the release of the film after its parent company endured a weeks-long massive and sensitive cyberattack, TheWrap previously reported.

Other films coming to Crackle are the zombie outbreak-centered “Dead Rising: Watchtower” starring Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen and Dennis Haysbert. Based on the popular game franchise, it will follow the cast as they evade infection while finding the epidemic’s root.

Produced by Legendary Entertainment’s Television and Digital Media division, “Dead Rising: Watchtower” will premiere on March 27 and be released on subscriber video-on-demand, DVD, video-on-demand and TV.

Other announcements made by Crackle included a second screen feature for its popular “Sports Jeopardy!” mobile game, allowing viewers to sync with the weekly show hosted by Dan Patrick.