Gary Oldman-Produced Crime Drama, Rob Riggle Comedy in the Works at Sony Crackle

TCA 2018: Streaming network also sets return of animated comedy “SuperMansion”

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Sony Crackle has two new series in the works, the streaming network announced on Sunday: the crime drama “The Butcher,” produced by Gary Oldman and Douglas Urbanski, and “Rob Riggle’s Jet Ski Academy,” created by and starring comedian Rob Riggle.

Written by Charles Burmeister, “The Butcher” follows Los Angeles homicide detective Mitch Dixon as he attempts to find, hunt down, and kill a serial killer who has discovered the key to immortality, the price of which is consuming human flesh.

“We are incredibly pleased to be working with the wonderful creative team at Crackle on this unusual, and hopefully gripping and creepy show as part of our effort to expand our creative energies beyond motion pictures and into the land of streaming television,” Oldman and Urbanski said in a statement. “‘The Butcher’ marks our first step in bringing entertainment directly into our homes and we could not be happier with the collaboration.”

“Jet Ski Academy” is an eight-part series starring Riggle as a fictionalized version of himself who invests in a jet ski academy. Riggle will write and executive produce.

“Crackle is the perfect home for my Jet Ski Academy,” said Riggle. “We have big plans for this brilliant new investment and look forward to partnering with the team to create a lot of laughs, and hopefully they will know how to right a capsized jet ski.”

Sony Crackle also announced on Sunday that the stop-motion animated superhero comedy “SuperMansion” will return for another six-episode outing on April 12. “Saturday Night Live” star Mikey Day will guest star as Mikey Day (“SNL”) will guest star as Max Penalizer, an anti-hero meting out justice with his Ball Peen Gavel of justice. In addition to the new season, the network announced plans for a one-off special to air this summer.