The newest trend in the entertainment biz? Making TV adaptations of previously successful films. We’ve already seen ‘Fargo‘ come to TV (in sickeningly fantastic fashion, we’ll add). We know that ‘Heathers‘ is in the works as well. So why not dust all that off with a little ‘Snatch‘ for flavour.

Guy Ritchie‘s cult hit 2000 crime comedy fillum that introduced the bulk of the world to Boris the Bladepikeys, and Brad Pitt‘s surprisingly good gypsy accent is getting the TV treatment thanks to Crackle, Sony’s free streaming service that serves largely as the home of Jerry Seinfeld‘s revered ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee‘ series.

The 10-episode ‘Snatch‘ series doesn’t follow the same story as the film, but it does aim to maintain its style and setting; mimicking the largely grimy-London streets vibe of the film, and the chaotic intertwining storylines narrative structure.

The series’ showrunner, Alex De Rakoff (who clearly does not know how good his surname is to Australians) has the blessing of Ritchie, in a yarn he explained at the recent Television Critics Association winter press tour:

“I’ve known Guy for a long time so when I was approached by Crackle to look at this I went to him and said, ‘How do you feel about it? Do I do it?’ And he said, ‘Yeah, if it’s f–king good.’ And that was the end of it. I took that on and worked tirelessly ever since to try and do something that in some way holds up to the standard of the original film.”

The series dropped its first trailer today, which features a healthy dose of yr old m8 Rupert Grint, who stars in the series alongside other recognisable young names like Chuck Bass himself Ed Westwick, Luke Pasqualino, Lucien Laviscount, Dougray Scott, Phoebe Dynevor, and Juliet Aubrey.

The series, so the story goes, is inspired in-part by a “real life” heist that went down in London:

“Inspired by a real life heist in London, “Snatch,” centres on a group of twenty-something, up and coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organised crime. The boys must quickly learn to navigate the treacherous waters of London’s underworld as rogue cops, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains descend.”

It’ll hit Crackle on March 16th.

Side-note: If they don’t advertise it with the line “Snatch on Crackle! It pops!” I will flip every table.

Source: SlashFilm.