More choosing is on the way. Crackle‘s Chosen will return for a second season after an adrenaline-filled first season that saw former Heroes lead Milo Ventimiglia portray Ian, an initially-mundane husband and father whose life takes a dramatic turn when a gun and a picture of someone he must assassinate turn up on his doorstep.
The first season, which played out like a pulse-pounding blend of A History of Violence and Wanted, ended on a mild cliffhanger, as a final reveal hinted that more angry people with guns will soon be chasing after Ian. It’s a sure-footed formula that plays well to the plentiful action-hungry crowd.
Chosen pulled in only 48% of its streams from ‘online’ viewers. The series took great advantage of new media outlets, scoring over a million views between mobile and connected TV devices, with Xbox users serving as one of the most engaged consumer bases. “Chosen confirms our belief that there is a strong appetite for compelling, high-quality original series in the digital space,” said Eric Berger, Executive Vice President of Digital Networks for Sony Pictures Television. “Whether it was online, on mobile or through a connected TV device, our audience spent a significant amount of time with the show, following it through to its conclusion. We are excited to announce that we are moving forward with a second season.”
Season 2 will begin filming over the summer. When it hits Crackle, you can expect more running, more shooting, and, of course, more choosing.