Crackle Renews Otmara Marrero’s Series “StartUp” for a Third Season

Otmara Marrero is starting up again…

Sony’s Crackle has given the greenlight to a 10-episode third season of its popular hour-long original series StartUp, starring the Latina actress.

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The sophomore season of the tech-infused thriller is currently the No.1 title on the free, ad-supported service.

StartUp has also been a hit internationally and well-received by fans in more than 50 countries, according to Crackle.

Created by Ben Ketai, the past season of StartUp took the narrative beyond the world of cryptocurrency and pulled the curtain back on the intersection between technology and the digital black market through a darknet prototype called Araknet.

In addition to Marrero, who portrays Izzy, season 2 stars Adam Brody and Ron Perlman, who also are producers, as well as Martin Freeman, Edi Gathegi and Addison Timlin.

“We are excited to open the writers room and partner with Crackle for Season 3 of StartUp,” said creator Ketai, also a writer, executive producer and director on the series. “This past season was exciting, with nods to relevant and timely topics like corporatization of the Internet, Bitcoin and the darknet that made for some great storytelling. But the series works because those headlines are juxtaposed with the personal stories of our characters and how the cost of ambition impacts their lives and the lives of those around them. We will take that narrative even further in this next chapter and look forward to bringing the StartUp family back together again in the new year.”

StartUp is produced by Critical Content and Hollywood Gang Productions.

“Thanks to Ben Ketai for his vision and to our stellar ensemble cast — Martin, Adam, Ron, Edi, Otmara and Addison — whose tremendous performances gave this series the kind of weight and edge that viewers have come to expect from a Crackle original,” said Eric Berger, GM of Crackle and EVP and Chief Digital Officer at Sony Pictures Television Networks. “We are excited to continue the story in season three and expect that Ben and company will take us on another entertaining and wild ride.”

Marrero’s Crackle Drama Series “Start Up” Receives 10-Episode Order

Otmara Marrero is ready to start up her career…

Sony’s Crackle is expanding its scripted programming slate with a 10-episode order of the drama series Start Up, starring the Latin-American actress, Martin Freeman Adam Brody and Edi Gathegi.

Otmara Marrero

The hour-long series explores what happens when a brilliant, yet controversial tech idea gets incubated on the wrong side of the tracks by three strangers who don’t necessarily fit the mold of “tech entrepreneurs.”

Set amongst the unconstrained, yet opportunist streets of Miami, Start Up features the high-stakes struggle of what one will do to reach ultimate success.

The series starts filming this week in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Freeman plays FBI agent Phil Rask, specializing in financial crimes. Rask crosses paths with Nick Talman (Brody), a sharp and intelligent financier at a boutique firm in Miami, but it’s not Talman Rask is after, it’s his father. Nick has a problematic relationship with his wealthy, irresponsible father, who disappears and forces Nick to stash his ill-gotten gain—instead of going to the FBI, he decides to hide the money by investing in a tech startup pitched by the unorthodox Izzy Morales, a tech whiz out to change the world (Marrero). Gathegi (The Blacklist) also stars as Ronald Dacey – second-in-command of the local Haitian gang.

The series is written by Ben Ketai, who also serves as executive producer and director.