Sony-owned, free, ad-supported VOD service Crackle announced today that it has added Merritt Patterson to the cast of the second season of its original drama series “The Art of More,” currently shooting in Montreal. She joins the previously announced stars including Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth, Cary Elwes and Christian Cooke.
A Canadian native, Patterson, 25, has been a regular on the series “The Royals” and “Ravenswood” and appeared in such films as “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: Lightning Thief” and “The Hole.”
In “The Art of More,” she will play Olivia Brukner, the sassy no-nonsense daughter of Samuel Brukner (Quaid). Recently separated and a medical school dropout, Olivia comes to New York looking to reconnect with her father while she navigates an uncertain future.
Set in the glamorous cutthroat world of premium auction houses, the one-hour original drama series premiered last November and generated more than 2 million views in its first month, with more than half of those views coming from newcomers to the platform.
The 10-episode second season of will premiere in Q4 2016.
“The Art of More” was created by Chuck Rose, who also writes and executive produces the seres alongside Gardner Stern (“NYPD Blue,” “Law and Order”). Quaid, Laurence Mark (“Jerry Maguire,” “Dreamgirls”), Gary Fleder (“Runaway Jury,” “The Shield”) and Tamara Chestna also serve as executive producers.
At Crackle’s NewFront presentation in New York City in May, it revealed an original content slate that also included returning series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” “Sports Jeopardy!” and “SuperMansion,” and two new original scripted series, “Snatch,” currently in development, and “StartUp,” starring Martin Freeman and Adam Brody, which will debut in the fall.