Much like the Coen brothers’ iconic dark comedy/crime #Film “Fargo” was successfully translated into a TV drama for FX, “Harry Potter” star Rupert Grint and a guy named Alex De Rakoff are attempting to turn Guy Ritchie’s iconic dark comedy/crime film “Snatch” into a TV drama for Crackle.

What’s Crackle, you ask?

Crackle is a relatively new streaming service launched by Sony who are pushing for original programming. It will either go the way of Amazon Prime and take off or go the way of Yahoo! Screen and go straight down the pan, so if this new “Snatch” is any good, let’s hope for the former.

So far, Crackle is only available in the United States, but some of its original content has trickled through to UK streaming services.

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While their Bryan Cranston-starring animated comedy “SuperMansion” is nowhere to be seen on UK screens, “StartUp” starring Martin Freeman can be found on Prime and “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser” can be found on Netflix UK (if you have any interest at all in finding it). Given that “Snatch” is based on a British film that’s famous in Britain and produced by and starring a British actor, there’s a high likelihood that it’ll find its way to UK streaming services.

The series will premiere in March

The ten-episode first season of “Snatch” will premiere on 10 March (that’s a Thursday). Grint will play Charlie Cavendish, one of a group of young hustlers who happen upon a truck full of gold and have to decide what to do with it. The story is apparently inspired by a real-life heist and will feature (much like the original film) gypsy boxers and international gangsters.

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However, the teaser trailer released for the new show has less of the feel of the 2000 film “Snatch” and more of the feel of Ritchie’s wacky, sprawling 1998 debut feature “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” which made a huge contribution to the British zeitgeist of the nineties, since the characters find themselves up Sh*t Creek without a paddle and face the consequences, which is more akin to “Lock, Stock” than it is to “Snatch.” #Television #Celebrities