Crackle April 2022 Movie and Series Titles Announced
Crackle Plus, a chicken soup for the Soul Entertainment company, has announced the April 2022 Crackle movies and TV titles. Crackle’s mix of blockbusters, indies, classic TV and exclusive, original content is free to stream .
The three main Crackle Plus networks – Crackle, Popcornflix and Chicken Soup for the Soul – are rolling out to new distribution touchpoints on up to 41 platforms on an ongoing basis as AVOD or FAST channels.
Crackle Plus networks are currently distributed through 70 outlets in the United States on platforms such as Amazon Fire TV, Roku TV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), game consoles (PlayStation 4 and XBox One), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktop computers at Crackle.com.
The April 2022 Crackle range will also be available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms across the Marriott Bonvoy chain.
CRACKLE APRIL 2022 EXCLUSIVE AND ORIGINAL
The Nortons – Crackle Original Series
Les Nortons is a ten-episode limited series starring Rebel Wilson and based on the best-selling book series by Robert G. Barrett. Set in 1985, the series follows the exploits of Les Norton (Alexander Bertrand), a country lad in outback Queensland.
On the run from a troubled past, he blows to Sydney where he lands a job as a bouncer at a notorious illegal casino in Kings Cross and tangles with Rebel’s brothel owner, Doreen. A classic fish out of water desperate to get home, he soon finds himself seduced by the city’s illicit charms and drawn into an underground crime ring.
Sherlock – AVOD Crackle Exclusive Series
The highly successful new adaptation of Sherlock Holmes – starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Watson – is coming to Crackle. Sherlock Holmes, a fanatic of analytical deductions, participates in the police investigations for fun when he meets a potential roommate, Dr. John Watson, fresh out of the war in Afghanistan and limping.
Despite Watson’s initial skepticism, Holmes’ brilliant mind and dangerous lifestyle provide the stimulation he needs, and the two quickly forge an alliance. Sherlock provides the intellect-inspired leaps, while Watson maintains his friend’s ground-breaking flights of fancy – creating the perfect pairing for a legendary partnership.
We are CVNT5 – AVOD Crackle Exclusive Series
This is a mockumentary chronicling the antics of electronic music supergroup CVNT5 (Gareth Emery, Paul Holowaty). EDM reach Crushing highs and lows of superstars.
Fairwood (Premieres April 14) – Crackle AVOD Exclusive Series
Fairwood follows the exploits of Rusty and Clark Fairwood, eccentric and colorful small-town artists with an infectious, family-oriented “positivist” ethos. Unexpectedly thrust into the limelight as hosts of their own talk show in their rustic hometown of East Plains, Rusty and Clark unite their neighbors against the all-powerful Pentalode Corporation while searching for love and making plans to “expand the Fairwood family line”.
NEW BBC TITLES
The Musketeers – TV Series
On the streets of 17th-century Paris, law and order is more of a nascent idea than a reality, and the Musketeers are more than just royal bodyguards for King Louis XIII.
Silent Witness – TV Series
Everyone tells a story. A team of forensic experts reveals the truth behind the murders and accidental deaths.
Ripper Street – TV Series
After the Jack the Ripper murders, London emerges in peace, hoping that this killer is done. Nowhere is that truer than H Division, his men hunted this maniac and couldn’t find him.
Happy Valley – TV Series
Sarah Lancashire stars as Catherine Cawood, a small town police sergeant. Her world is turned upside down when the man she believes is responsible for her daughter’s death is released from prison.
The Coroner – TV Series
A high-flying lawyer returns, after a chaotic divorce, to the small town from which she escaped as a teenager to take up the post of coroner.
She finds herself thrown in with her old flame who broke her heart twenty years ago – now the local policeman – and they are forced to work together.
NEW CRACKLE CHANNELS
The April 2022 Crackle lineup includes the following channels:
For all the workaholics who can’t seem to leave the office, head to the break room and tune in to shows like Dilbert (Chris Elliot, Larry Miller), Dr. Ken (Ken Jeong, Suzy Nakamaura), NewsRadio ( Dave Foley, Phil Hartman, Joe Rogan) and Shoot Me! (Wendie Malick, David Spade).
Put on your detective hat and focus on suspenseful mysteries like After the Murder of Albert Lima (Aengus James), The Missing Family, The Suspect and the Unsolved Mysteries (Dennis Farina).
Take off with the Crackle team and discover a world of imaginative fantasy with titles like Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (Megumi Odaka), Quark (Cyb Barnstable, Richard Benjamin) created by Hollywood legend Buck Henry, Starman (Robert Hays, Christopher Daniel Barnes) , and Starship Troopers 2: Heroes of the Foundation (Colleen Porch, Kelly Carlson).
Adaptations of crime novels
Of all the streaming platforms on the market, these titles have entered Crackle. Get your noir on with hard novels that come to life on screen.
Included are Mary Higgins Clark: Around the Town (Kim Schraner, Nastassja Kinski), Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer (Lindsay Bloom, Kent Williams), A Kind of Murder (Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel) and Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (Tom Selleck, Viola Davis).
In deep water
Tie to the deck as the SS Crackle navigates choppy waters with Wolfgang Petersen’s 1981 classic Das Boot (Jürgen Prochnow, Klaus Wennemann), Lake Placid 2 (John Schneider, Sarah Lafleur), The Mercy (Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz), and Sea Wolf (Neve Campbell, Tim Roth).
CRACKLE FEATURED TITLES
Starman – Feature Film
Director John Carpenter presents a romantic sci-fi odyssey starring Jeff Bridges as an innocent alien from a distant planet who learns what it means to be a man in love. When his spaceship is shot down over Wisconsin, Starman (Bridges) arrives at the secluded cabin of a distraught young widow, Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen), and clones the form of her dead husband.
The alien convinces Jenny to drive him to Arizona, explaining that if he is not picked up by his mothership in three days, he will die. On their trail are government agents, determined to capture the alien, dead or alive. En route, Starman demonstrates the power of universal love, while Jenny rediscovers her human feelings for passion.
Battle: Los Angeles – Feature Film
Witness the end of civilization as hostile alien invaders attack the planet. As people everywhere watch the great cities of the world fall, Los Angeles becomes humanity’s last bulwark in a battle no one expected. Now it’s up to a Marine Staff Sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his platoon to draw a line in the sand as they face an unprecedented enemy in this epic sci-fi action movie.
Starsky & Hutch – TV Series
Forever redefining TV crime drama, Starsky & Hutch is every bit as bold and dynamic as it was when it debuted in 1975. Whether chasing bad guys in their bloated Grand Torino or getting a advice from street ally “Huggy Bear”, Detectives Starsky and Hutch always solve their case with great panache… and only a few broken windows!
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling – Feature Film
After having seriously immolated himself, an actor experiences a near-death experience and reconsiders his life. Directed and starring comedy legend Richard Pryor, the film also stars Debbie Allen and Art Evans.
Bible Collection – Feature Film
This film starring Gary Oldman, Debra Messing, Jacqueline Bisset and Jeremy Sisto (as Jesus) examines the life of Jesus from his humble beginnings as a carpenter to his extraordinary life and the mission of his spiritual destiny.
The Flying Nun – TV Series
The misadventures of a nun who can fly (Sally Field) and her convent and neighbors.
Goodbye Birdie – Feature Film
Starring Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh, this film tells the story of a rock singer who travels to a small town in Ohio to do his “farewell” TV performance and kiss his greatest fan before he was drafted.
First Murder – Feature Film
A Wall Street broker (Colin Farrell) is forced to elude a police chief (Bruce Willis) investigating a bank robbery as he tries to recover the money stolen in exchange for his son’s life.
Curved – Feature Film
In this searing crime thriller starring Andy Garcia and Sofia Vergara, a discredited cop (Karl Urban) on the hunt for his partner’s killer accidentally discovers a deadly government plot tied to the murder of a woman in a car bomb.
Oil spill – Feature film
A traumatized shark expert (Halle Berry) must battle her own fears to lead a thrill-seeking businessman on a dive into a dangerous section of water known as “Shark Alley.”
ADDITIONAL NEW FILMS IN APRIL
Anacondas: blood trail
Angel of Death
bite the bullet
Blonde and more blonde
Victims of war
Countdown to War
flight from hell
Fun with Dick and Jane
Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla
Half Dead 2
Eagle One Hunt
Hunting for Eagle One: Crash Point
Ike: Countdown to D-Day
Jo Jo Dancer, your life is calling you
Kill them all
Lake Placid 2
Maniac Cop 2 (Broadcast Edition)
My friend Dahmer
A wrong move
come out to kill
Places in the heart
Roger Corman’s Operation Snape
Looks like the good old days
Sniper: Ultimate Kill
The Broken Hearts Club: a romantic comedy
The hard body
The Lazarus Project
The Shadow Riders
wake from death