[Press Release] Jerry Seinfeld's “COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE” – SEASON 2
Back for a second season, the uproarious comedy series created, written and produced by Jerry Seinfeld, will include guests David Letterman, Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock, Don Rickles, and more. Crackle was one of the last platforms to give its pitch to advertisers at Digital Content Newfronts.
Eric Berger, who serves as GM for the Sony Pictures Entertainment property, announced a few new original programs, the renewal of a few more, the arrival of Crackle’s first feature-length film, and the upcoming release of the first direct-to-Internet sequel for a wide release film.
Crackle’s most notable original, Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, featured prominently in the presentation, with Seinfeld recording an introductory video and Berger revealing the show’s second season trailer, which will feature Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock, and several others.
The original ten-episodes of the web series, released between July and September, 2012, featured Seinfeld's conversations with comedy greats including Ricky Gervais, Michael Richards, Alec Baldwin and Larry David. The series garnered rave reviews and delivered more than 10 million streams.
"This series was basically a silly, fun experiment in making a talk show where the host only talks to people when he wants to. And only while engaging in a meaningless activity. I don't know if the idea was created by all the newly available technology to do it or vice versa. It certainly wouldn't have been possible just a couple of years earlier," said Seinfeld. "But I loved the freedom of form and just shooting it direct to the audience. My old friends at Sony took care of every possible issue and just made it all a pleasure. The response was great without us doing any ads or promotion and so we're going to keep going. I like this new world."
"We are thrilled to continue working with Jerry on more episodes of Comedians in Cars," said Eric Berger, executive vice president of digital networks for Sony Pictures Television and general manager of Crackle. "It's a privilege to bring this terrific show to our audiences across all of our distribution platforms, and to be able to offer advertisers the unique opportunity to position their brands amidst his creative genius."
"…impressively complex and artful," says the New York Times about Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
"Is "Comedians" a gamechanger?" asks Variety. "At first blush, it would seem so."
"Leave it to the guys who mastered 'the show about nothing' to bring that sensibility to digital platforms."
Jerry Seinfeld is the executive producer of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which is produced by Embassy Row. Seinfeld, the comedy series co-created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David was named the Greatest Sitcom Of All Time last month by a Vanity Fair/60 Minutes poll.
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