Wednesday 13 December 2017

Guy Ritchie's film Snatch being turned into a TV series

It will be 'in the same veins as Fargo'

Brad Pitt as ‘Mickey O’Neil’ – Snatch (2000)
Brad Pitt as ‘Mickey O’Neil’ – Snatch (2000)

Since its release in 2000, Snatch has built up a huge fan following, solidifying Guy Ritchie as the go-to director for British gangster comedies.

With almost 16 years having passed since its original release, the film is set to be made into a 10-part TV series. However, there’s a catch for UK viewers.

Sony announced they would be producing the show for their free streaming service Crackle, which is currently not available in the UK. The company have been contacted for comment by The Independent on whether it will be made available for UK viewers but have yet to receive a reply.

For those who can stream the programme, there’s a lot to be excited about. A spokesperson for Crackle reportedly said the series will be what the Fargo TV series was for the Coen Brother’s film; based on the movie but creating its own world and story.

The Snatch series is inspired by a real London heist in which a couple of low-key hustlers ended up stealing a highly valuable piece of gold. The group of mid-twenties criminals are thrust into the world of organised crime in which they meet gypsy fighters, international mobsters, and corrupt police officers.

As yet, there is no release date on the series. Also announced at Crackle’s New York presentation was the renewals of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and the Bryan Cranston-starring SuperMansion.

Independent News Service

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