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Will The Oath -- a series executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson -- or StartUp be getting new seasons on Sony Crackle, or have they been cancelled? There is an update! With the recent casting of not one but two stars of The Oath, there have been questions about its future. StartUp fans have been in a similar holding pattern.
StartUp’s latest installment, which was Season 3, got released a year ago in November 2018. The second season of The Oath had its second season bow in February of 2019. Well, now there is an update on both shows’ future. Crackle currently has no plans to continue either series, according to TVLine.
Fans have had reasons to be concerned about the chances of both dramas returning to Crackle, especially with recent developments surrounding The Oath's cast. Actress Katrina Law, who played Karen Beach on The Oath, recently joined Hawaii Five-O Season 10 as Quinn Liu. Law came aboard as Jorge Garcia exited the series as fan-favorite Jerry Ortega.
Katrina Law is not the only Oath star to have recently landed another CBS series. Her co-star Cory Hardrict recently signed on for a significant recurring role on the show S.W.A.T. Hardrict played Cole Hammond on The Oath. He joined S.W.A.T. as the family member of a main character.
Given that the cast has been finding other roles, hope for The Oath’s return has been dimming. As for StartUp, its fate leaves the digital currency drama with three seasons under its belt. News of it being discontinued comes pretty much a year after its third and foreseeably final season premiered on Crackle. It starred The O.C.’s Adam Brody, The Blacklist’s Edi Gathegi, and Otmara Marrero.
Sherlock’s Martin Freeman starred in the first two seasons of StartUp. Sons of Anarchy’s Ron Perlman also had a role. Now that StartUp seems to be over, the cast is free to pursue other projects. Time will tell what they select! As for Crackle, not continuing either of these series means that it is down two originals.
The Oath marked True Blood star Ryan Kwanten’s first TV job since that series’ finale. Kwanten memorably played Sookie’s brother Jason on the HBO hit. In The Oath, Kwanten played Steve Hammond, the son of Sean Bean’s Tom. Steve’s dad led a close-knit gang of cops that were willing to break the law to uphold it.
Like its title suggests, StartUp was about a digital currency "startup." A hot topic in recent years. Three seasons is a respectable run and, hopefully, fans will get a sense of closure with this news. It is not the update they or fans of The Oath wanted.
Since The Oath and StartUp are not currently coming back, try to find your next TV obsession by checking out this fall’s premieres.