Snatch (TV series)

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Snatch
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Genre
Created by Alex De Rakoff
Based on Snatch
by Guy Ritchie
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 20 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Alex De Rakoff
  • Rupert Grint
Producer(s) Helen Flint
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 42–43 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original network Sony Crackle
Original release March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16) – present (present)
External links
Official website

Snatch is an American crime comedy-drama web television series based on the film of the same name directed by Guy Ritchie that premiered on March 16, 2017 on Crackle (now Sony Crackle). The series was created by Alex De Rakoff and stars Luke Pasqualino, Rupert Grint, Lucien Laviscount, Phoebe Dynevor, Juliet Aubrey, Marc Warren, Stephanie Leonidas, Tamer Hassan, and Dougray Scott.

Premise

Snatch follows a group of young scammers who find themselves with a truck loaded with stolen gold bullion and are soon involved in the world of organized crime.

Cast and characters

Main

  • Luke Pasqualino as Albert Hill, a Cockney hustler.
  • Rupert Grint as Charlie Cavendish-Scott, Albert's partner-in-crime who comes from a rich family.
  • Lucien Laviscount as Billy 'Fuckin' Ayres, a local half-Irish Traveller boxer and Albert and Charlie's friend.
  • Phoebe Dynevor as Lotti Mott, Sonny Castillo's moll who desperately wants out and decides to help Albert and Charlie in their scheme.
  • Juliet Aubrey as Lily Hill, Albert's mother.
  • Marc Warren as DI Bob Fink (season 1), a corrupt police inspector who operates as a local crime lord.
  • Stephanie Leonidas as Chloe Cohen (season 1), a local gold dealer who Charlie fancies.
  • Tamer Hassan as Hate 'Em, Vic's cellmate in prison.
  • Dougray Scott as Vic Hill, Albert's father, a legendary bank robber who still runs things from inside prison.

Recurring

  • Ed Westwick as Sonny Castillo, a local Cuban crime lord.
  • Ian Gelder as Norman Gordon, an old friend of Vic's and a safecracker.
  • Claire Cooper as Miss Teri Dwyer, Jones's subordinate in law enforcement and crime.
  • Vincent Regan as Chief Superintendent Jones, a corrupt policeman.
  • Johann Myers as Windrush, a 'cleaner'.
  • David Bamber as Staff, the Cavendish-Scotts' butler.
  • Duncan Clyde as Peters
  • Nick Pearse as Bert the Friendly Screw, a correctional officer at Vic's prison who does favours for him.
  • Henry Goodman as Saul Gold, a Jewish local jeweller and crime boss.
  • Brian McCardie as Uncle Dean, Billy's uncle, who is the leader of a campsite of pikeys.
  • Luke J.I. Smith as Mushy
  • Jack Brady as Eddie Flowers, Lily's mute assistant at her flower shop.
  • Leon Annor as Lil' Manny, Sonny Castillo's right-hand man.
  • Russ Bain as Lawrence McLeod, a security worker at Fink's police station.
  • Sean Mason as Tall Paul
  • Marc Bannerman as Patsy Richardson, a London loanshark to whom Albert owes money.
  • Ray Fearon as Father John, a London fence and crooked evangelical priest.
  • Michael Obiora as Nas Stone, a New York jeweller.
  • Julian Firth as Lord Cavendish-Scott, Charlie's father.
  • Adam Levy as Abel Heimel, a Hasidic Jewish gangster from New York affiliated with Saul Gold.
  • Joe Hurst as Schmeckel Heimel, a Hasidic Jewish gangster from New York affiliated with Saul Gold.
  • Kevin Sutton as Yuda Heimel, a Hasidic Jewish gangster from New York affiliated with Saul Gold.
  • Emmett J. Scanlan as King Royston, Billy's late father, a pikey boxer.
  • Emma Osman as Beth Ayres, Billy's mother, who was the lead singer in a punk band.

Episodes

Series Overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 10 March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16) March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)
2 10[1] September 13, 2018 (2018-09-13)[1] September 13, 2018 (2018-09-13)[1]

Season 1 (2017)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original release date
1 1 "All That Glitters" Nick Renton Story by : Alex De Rakoff & David Harris Kline
Teleplay by : Alex De Rakoff
March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)
2 2 "Badda Bling" Nick Renton Story by : Alex De Rakoff & David Harris Kline
Teleplay by : David Harris Kline
March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)
3 3 "Going In Heavy" Nick Renton Story by : Alex De Rakoff & David Harris Kline
Teleplay by : Alex De Rakoff
March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)
4 4 "Across The Pond" Nick Renton Story by : Alex De Rakoff & David Harris Kline
Teleplay by : Alex De Rakoff & Jason Kaleko
March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)
5 5 "The Smelt Down" Lawrence Gough Story by : Alex De Rakoff & David Harris Kline
Teleplay by : Alex De Rakoff
March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)
6 6 "Fly Away You Nutters" Lawrence Gough Alex De Rakoff & David Harris Kline March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)
7 7 "Coming Home To Roost" Lawrence Gough Story by : Alex De Rakoff & David Harris Kline
Teleplay by : David Harris Kline & Chris Gorak
March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)
8 8 "Pear Shaped" Lawrence Gough Story by : Alex De Rakoff & David Harris Kline
Teleplay by : Jason Kaleko & Beanie Brownjohn
March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)
9 9 "Creepers" Geoffrey Sax Story by : Alex De Rakoff & David Harris Kline
Teleplay by : David Harris Kline & Simon Spurrier
March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)
10 10 "A Family Affair" Geoffrey Sax Story by : Alex De Rakoff & David Harris Kline
Teleplay by : Alex De Rakoff & Beanie Brownjohn
March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)

Season 2 (2018)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [2] Directed by Written by Original release date [1]
11 1 "Ole" Tom Dey Alex De Rakoff September 13, 2018 (2018-09-13)
12 2 "The Catalan and the Mute" Tom Dey Alex De Rakoff September 13, 2018 (2018-09-13)
13 3 "Larga Vida al Rey" Tom Dey Grant Levy & Dominik Rothbard September 13, 2018 (2018-09-13)
14 4 "Haymaker" TBA TBA September 13, 2018 (2018-09-13)
15 5 "Good Work for Good Money" TBA TBA September 13, 2018 (2018-09-13)
16 6 "Bomba" TBA TBA September 13, 2018 (2018-09-13)
17 7 "Heavy Wears the Crown" TBA TBA September 13, 2018 (2018-09-13)
18 8 "Diamonds Ain't Forever" TBA TBA September 13, 2018 (2018-09-13)
19 9 "Close Quarters" TBA TBA September 13, 2018 (2018-09-13)
20 10 "Job Done" TBA TBA September 13, 2018 (2018-09-13)

Production

Development

On April 20, 2016, it was announced that Crackle had given a series order to a television series adaptation of Guy Ritchie's 2000 film Snatch for a first season consisting of ten episodes.[3][4] On August 22, 2016, it was announced that the series was created by Alex De Rakoff who was also set to serve as the show's head writer and an executive producer. It was additionally announced that Helen Flint would act as a producer for the series, Nick Renton would direct, and that production companies involved with the series were expected to include Little Island Productions.[5]

On April 19, 2017, it was announced that Crackle had renewed the series for a second season.[6] On July 24, 2018, it was announced that season two would premiere on September 13, 2018.[7]

Casting

In August 2016, it was announced that Rupert Grint, Dougray Scott, Luke Pasqualino, and Lucien Laviscount had been cast in the series' lead roles and that Ed Westwick would appear in a recurring capacity.[5][8] On September 23, 2016, it was reported that Phoebe Dynevor had been cast in series regular role.[9] On February 7, 2018, it was announced that Úrsula Corberó had been cast in a recurring role for the upcoming second season.[10]

Filming

Principal photography for season two was expected to commence during the week of August 29, 2018 in Manchester, England.[5]

Release

Marketing

On January 13, 2017, the first trailer for the series was released.[11] On August 22, 2018, the official trailer for the second season was released.[12]

Premiere

On March 9, 2017, the series held its world premiere at the ArcLight Culver City movie theater in Culver City, California.[13] On September 28, 2017, the series held its British premiere at the BT Tower in Fitzrovia, London, England.[14]

Distribution

On October 31, 2017, the series premiered on AMC in the United Kingdom.[14]

Reception

Critical response

The first season was met with a mixed to negative response from critics upon its debut. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds a 33% approval rating with an average rating of 4.61 out of 10 based on 15 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Snatch won't grab you."[15] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 55 out of 100 based on 9 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[16]

Accolades

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Outcome Ref.
2018 National Film Awards UK Best TV Drama Series Snatch Nominated [17]
Best Actor Rupert Grint Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Lucien Laviscount Nominated
Best Breakthrough Performance Marc Warren Nominated

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Snatch - Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 11 August 2018. 
  2. ^ "Snatch - Season 2". Next Episode. Retrieved 11 August 2018. 
  3. ^ Stanhope, Kate (April 20, 2016). "Crackle Greenlights 'Snatch' Series Inspired by Guy Ritchie Film". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 24, 2018. 
  4. ^ Spangler, Todd (April 20, 2016). "Crackle Greenlights 'Snatch' Drama Series Based on Guy Ritchie Movie". Variety. Retrieved July 24, 2018. 
  5. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (August 22, 2016). "'Snatch': Rupert Grint To Star In Crackle Series Based On Guy Ritchie Movie". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 24, 2018. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 19, 2017). "Crackle Orders 'The Oath' Drama Series Produced By 50 Cent & Movie 'In The Cloud', Renews 'Snatch' & 'SuperMansion'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 24, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Rupert Grint Drama 'Snatch' Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On Sony Crackle". Deadline Hollywood. July 23, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018. 
  8. ^ Prudom, Laura (August 22, 2016). "Rupert Grint to Star in 'Snatch' Series from Crackle". Variety. Retrieved July 24, 2018. 
  9. ^ Pedersen, Erik (September 23, 2016). "Phoebe Dynevor Joins Crackle's 'Snatch'; Jona Xiao Recurs On BET's 'Being Mary Jane'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 24, 2018. 
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (February 7, 2018). "Allison Dunbar Joins Crackle's 'StartUp'; Úrsula Corberó In 'Snatch'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 24, 2018. 
  11. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (January 13, 2017). "'Snatch' First Trailer: Lock, Stock And Two Crime Film Remakes?". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 24, 2018. 
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (August 22, 2018). "'Snatch' Trailer: First Look At Season 2 Of Rupert Grint Sony Crackle Drama". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 22, 2018. 
  13. ^ Moskowitz, Alana (March 10, 2017). "Weasley Power! Rupert Grint and Bonnie Wright Reunite". E! Online. Retrieved July 24, 2018. 
  14. ^ a b Fletcher, Alex (September 29, 2017). "Watch a Facebook Live with Rupert Grint and the cast of Snatch". BT. Retrieved July 24, 2018. 
  15. ^ "Snatch: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved July 24, 2018. 
  16. ^ "Snatch: Season 1". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 24, 2018. 
  17. ^ "Winners announced at the 4th annual National Film Awards UK | National Flim Awards". National Film Awards. March 29, 2018. Retrieved July 24, 2018. 

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