Cory Hardrict Talks the Brutal Realism of ‘The Oath’

     March 20, 2018

Cory Hardrict has been working steadily in film and TV for over two decades. He started out on shows like Smart Guy and Felicity but soon crossed over into feature films like Never Been Kissed and Crazy/Beautiful. Originally hailing from Chicago, Cory has been steadily building up a resume full of notable roles which now includes parts in Gran Torino, Warm Bodies, Transcendence and, most recently, the Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me. It was his work in American Sniper though that firmly caught the eye of the industry. It was his second film for Clint Eastwood and contributed to establishing him as an actor to watch.


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Hardrict’s latest starring endeavor is The Oath, a new series from Crackle. In it Hardrict plays Cole Hammond, the adopted brother of Ryan Kwanten’s Steve Hammond and the adopted son of Sean Bean‘s Tom Hammond. Tom leads a gang of corrupt cops known as The Ravens who perform all kinds of criminal activities including robbing banks, bribery, money laundering and  physical violence galore. Cole was raised by Tom and his wife Gwenn (Linda Purl) and is driven to protect them at all costs. He’s a smooth and composed guy on the surface, but underneath he has a powerful paranoia that sparks conflict for him throughout the series.

Crackle released all 10 episodes of The Oath on Thursday, March 8th. The series was created by Joe Halpin, a former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy, and is based on his own real-life experiences as a member of a cop gang known as The Reapers. It’s produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson who also produces Power for Starz. In addition to Hardrict, Bean and Kwanten, the show boasts a great ensemble with Katrina Law, J.J. Soria, and Elisabeth Röhm.