– Starring and Executive Produced by Harry Potter's Rupert Grint, SNATCH is loosely based on the wildly popular movie of the same name –
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TORONTO, March 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Entering a new world of heists and gangsters, CraveTV confirmed today that it has exclusively acquired its latest CraveTV Original, SNATCH, from Sony Pictures Television. Loosely based on the popular movie of the same name, the 10-episode, one-hour drama begins streaming exclusively on CraveTV on Friday, April 7 as part of #iCraveFridays.
Starring Rupert Grint (Harry Potter), and Dougray Scott (FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, DOCTOR WHO), and executive produced by Alex De Rakoff (Dead Man Running), who also serves as writer and showrunner, SNATCH is inspired by a real-life heist in London.
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"CraveTV Originals are key differentiators for CraveTV and we're excited to expand our slate to include this wild crime drama," said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. "Following in the spirit of film-to-television adaptations, we look forward to bringing this tale of London's underworld to Canadian viewers on CraveTV."
SNATCH centers on a group of twenty-something, up-and-coming hustlers, who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime. They must quickly learn to navigate the treacherous waters of London's underworld as rogue cops, international mobsters, and local villains descend.
SNATCH stars Rupert Grint as the utterly posh Charlie Cavendish-Scott. Best known as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise, Grint also serves as an Executive Producer. In addition, the series stars an ensemble cast featuring Luke Pasqualino (THE BORGIAS) as Albert Hill, Lucien Laviscount (SCREAM QUEENS) as Billy Ayres, Dougray Scott (DOCTOR WHO) as Vic Hill, Phoebe Dynevor (THE VILLAGE) as Lotti Mott, Juliet Aubrey (The Infiltrator) as Lily Hill, and Ed Westwick (GOSSIP GIRL), who guest stars as Sonny Castillo.
SNATCH joins the growing lineup of CraveTV Originals – series available only to Canadian audiences on CraveTV. Other notable CraveTV Originals include OUTSIDERS, SHUT EYE, and CASUAL, among others, as well as original Canadian series LETTERKENNY and WHAT WOULD SAL DO?, coming March 24.
SNATCH is part of a growing Crime & Mystery Collection on CraveTV, streaming alongside popular titles including OUTSIDERS, CARDINAL, BLINDSPOT, PERSON OF INTEREST, and TWIN PEAKS.
Created for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is Canada's premium TV streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV's most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles including the entire off-air library of HBO's iconic programming catalogue and hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME series and specials. CraveTV is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet, as well as to customers of Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, Tbaytel, Execulink Telecom, and VMedia. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps on iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Xbox One, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, and select Samsung Smart TVs. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada's premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, Digital, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca.
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