Snatch, an original scripted drama that airs on Sony Pictures Television’s Crackle has been renewed for a second season in 2018. As part of the project – which stars Rupert Grint from the Harry Potter films – an immersive 6-minute, 360-degree interactive episode has been made, launching later this year.
Co-produced by Future Lighthouse, the experience transports viewers into London’s high-stakes world of organized crime. The VR episode was shot during four days in Manchester, and each character was filmed on a different day using stereoscopic techniques.
“Rupert, Luke and the rest of the cast have created memorable characters who truly resonated with our viewers, and we look forward to following their adventures in season two of Snatch,” said Eric Berger, Crackle, GM and EVP, Digital, Sony Pictures Television Networks. “Sincere thanks to our production team as well as Snatch’s creator, writer and executive producer Alex De Rakoff for being the creative force behind what is our most successful drama to date.”
“In VR the viewer has a lot of power and controls the outcome. Our goal is to teleport you alongside Rupert Grint and his thieving friends to make you feel the adrenaline of the heist. We want the viewers to have agency over where they want this caper to go,” said Nicolas Alcala, Future Lighthouse’s CEO and director of creativity.
Snatch centers on a group of twenty-something, up-and-coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion. Finding themselves thrust into London’s underworld, they need to deal with rogue cops, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains to survive.
The VR episode will be available through PlayStation VR this summer. For any further updates on Snatch, keep reading VRFocus.