Crackle has been upping its game as of late, having produced a few fun, cheap original films, and now they’re lining up a few original scripted series, the first of which is The Art of More, a drama centered on the world of auction houses. And today, Crackle released the first two images from the series, which stars Christian Cooke as former soldier Graham Connor, who comes up against Dennis Quaid‘s manipulative real-estate magnate Sam Brukner. Not much else about the series is known at this time, but the series also co-stars Kate Bosworth and The Princess Bride star Cary Elwes. The images don’t give us much information either, but The Art of More will be worth checking out simply on the basis of getting an idea of what Crackle’s agenda will be as they shape themselves as a house for original material. Regardless, we shall see how the whole production works out when the series premieres on Crackle on November 19th.
Here’s the first two full images from The Art of More:
Here’s the official synopsis from the press release:
Just in time for use in Fall Previews, streaming network CRACKLE today released two first look images from the network’s first scripted drama, “The Art of More.” The 10-episode, hour-long series, explores the underbelly and surprisingly cutthroat world of premium auction houses filled with hustlers, smugglers, power mongers and collectors of the beautiful and the bizarre. The series follows former soldier Graham Connor, played by Christian Cooke (“Magic City”) who gains access to an elite society through his connections with a smuggling ring he encountered during his tour in Iraq. Dennis Quaid (“Vegas,” ANY GIVEN SUNDAY), also an executive producer, stars as charismatic real estate shark Samuel Brukner, a Machiavellian master of money and power who is one part charm and one part intimidation. He is the life of the party but when it comes to his money, he can be both ruthless and corrupt. Cary Elwes (THE PRINCESS BRIDE, SAW) is Arthur Davenport, a shrewd and eccentric world-class collector of art and illegal antiquities who mentors Connor (Cooke). Kate Bosworth (STILL ALICE) portrays Roxanna Whitney, daughter of the CEO of one of the two warring auction houses. Although she was born into this exclusive world and thrives in it, she is riddled with insecurities that drive her to be a formidable executive in her own right. Writers and Executive Producers: Gardner Stern (“NYPD Blue,” “Law and Order”) and Chuck Rose. Executive Producers: Dennis Quaid, Laurence Mark (JERRY MAGUIRE, DREAMGIRLS) and Gary Fleder (RUNAWAY JURY, “The Shield”) and Tamara Chestna.