Launches 'The Bannen Way'

First Five Episodes of Web Series Also Available via PlayStation Store and Sony BRAVIA Internet Video


Crackle, Sony Pictures Entertainment's online video network, announced that "The Bannen Way," the high-octane, sexy, fast-paced series starring Mark Gantt ("Ocean's Eleven"); Vanessa Marcil ("Lipstick Jungle," "Las Vegas"); Gabriel Tigerman ("Supernatural"); Michael Ironside ("Terminator Salvation," "Total Recall," "Smallville"); Academy-Award® nominee Robert Forster ("Jackie Brown," "Heroes"); and special guest star, Academy-Award® nominee Michael Lerner ("Entourage," "Elf," "Barton Fink") premieres today.

Four episodes are available now on with a new episode to premiere weekdays through January 22. The 16 episodes in the series are each 5-7 minutes long. The first five episodes of the web series will also be available for free via the PlayStation Store and directly to Sony BRAVIA Internet Video enabled HDTVs.

"The Bannen Way" follows Neal Bannen (Mark Gantt), a charming con-man and thief with a police chief for a father (Michael Ironside); a mob boss for an uncle (Robert Forster); and a penchant for fine women - like Madison (Vanessa Marcil), who wants to turn his life around and leave the criminal lifestyle once and for all. All Bannen has to do is complete one more job in order to pay off his debt to a notorious gangster, which just doesn't work out as easily as he'd hoped.

"The Bannen Way" is directed by Jesse Warren, who co-wrote and serves as an executive producer with Mark Gantt, who stars in the series. "The Bannen Way" is produced by Sony Pictures Television.


Crackle, Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, is a multi-platform next-generation video entertainment network that distributes digital content including original short form series and full-length traditional programming from Sony Pictures' vast library of television series and feature films. Crackle is one of the fastest growing entertainment destinations on the Internet today, offering audience's quality programming in a variety of genres, including comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, music and reality. Crackle reaches a global audience through its impressive online and mobile distribution network.

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