Crackle Plus In the Vault Original Series Returns in August

NEW YORK, Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD ) streaming services, today announced that the popular thriller series, In the Vault, returns for season two only on Crackle on August 18.

Season 2 of the sexy thriller series In the trunk brings new mysteries, new twists, and new thrills to Woodlawn College. Things at Woodlawn College get stranger and stranger with the discovery of Liv Steele’s killer. Will this secret be kept as the residents of The Vault enter their second year? And what does the damn secret have to do with the kidnapped hooded figure languishing in the basement?

Produced by Complex Networks, In the trunk the first season is now available to stream on Crackle and has racked up over 3.4 million views in 30 days, making it the most-watched new show on the service. The series is anchored by an ensemble cast including Audrey Whitby (The Thundermans, To bet), Taylor Gray (american princess, Star Wars: Rebels), Rachel Hilson (It’s us, Love, Victor, winning time), Claudia Lee (famous in love, kick ass 2), Caleb Castille (Wu-Tang: an American saga, NCIS: Los Angeles), Arienne Mandi (The L Word: Generation Q)Paul Karmirian (Veronique Mars, Zac and Mia)Dominica Columbus (Ray Donovan, NCIS), Sadie Kuwano (Mark, Mary and a few other people, good problem), Jacques Bernhard (Invent Anna, Gossip Girl) and Markus Silbiger (Pearson, Hawaii-Five-0).

In the trunk is a suspenseful and fun series that really captivated our viewers in the first season and we can’t wait to bring them the next installment in the Woodlawn College saga,” said Jeff Meier, Head of Programming at Crackle Plus. “Season two will see everyone holding their breath on the edge of their seat with new twists, turns, and secrets.”

In addition to the first season of In the trunkrecent Crackle Plus releases include the popular sketch comedy series funny girls, the exclusive scripted series The Nortonswhich stars Alexander Bertram and Rebel Wilson, Inside the black box, hosted by Joe Morton and the award-winning BBC series sherlock, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Crackle Plus also recently announced the third season of the award-winning series. Leaving Broke.

Crackle Plus apps and streaming channels are currently distributed through 85 US touchpoints on platforms including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), game consoles (PS4 and Xbox One), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktop computers to Crackle.com, with previously announced plans to expand to more than 110 touchpoints. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 Marriott Bonvoy hotel rooms.

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR SOUL ENTERTAINMENT
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates video-on-demand (VOD) streaming services. The company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported VOD streaming services, including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its subsidiaries Screen Media and 1091 Pictures and produces original video content through Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the popular book series and produces premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand.

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