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Bryan Cranston, Dennis Quaid to star in Crackle shows

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Bryan Cranston is about to break good—or at least a little less bad.

The Breaking Bad star is voicing a superhero in Supermansion, a stop-motion animated web comedy that he also is executive producing, Crackle announced today at its upfront presentation. The show—which received a 13-episode order from Sony’s streaming service—will premiere in the fall. Cranston plays Titanium Rex, leader of a well-worn group of super heroes who are finding it increasingly difficult to remain relevant. The cast also features Keegan-Michael Key, Jillian Bell, and Seth Green, who is an executive producer alongside Matthew Senreich, the Robot Chicken co-creator who is writing the series with another Robot Chicken scribe, Zeb Wells. 

Dennis Quaid—who blew up the Internet today with a (possibly staged) viral video that shows him losing his temper on a set with some NSFW language—is also headlining a Crackle series. Titled The Art of More and scheduled to premiere next winter, the 10-episode drama focused on the “surprisingly cutthroat world of premium auction houses.” The show stars Quaid as a self-made real estate tycoon billionaire/art collector who mentors a working-class account executive who served in the military (Christian Cooke), while Kate Bosworth plays a top account executive and the daughter of the head of a rival auction house.

(For what it’s worth, a Crackle rep said that today’s Quaid-rage video was not a Crackle-based stunt and the timing of the announcement was coincidental. To see Quaid in confirmed prank mode, revisit this old Ellen clip.)

Crackle also announced that Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, an original movie and sequel to Joe Dirt that stars David Spade as the titular mulleted redneck will premiere July 16. The “plot?” Dirt takes “another epic journey, this time through the recent past, the heartland of America—and his own mind—to get back to his loved ones. In other sequel news, the streamer will debut Dead Rising next spring, the zombie-filled follow-up to Dead Rising: Watchtower

And Seinfeld fans have reason to rejoice: Julia Louis-Dreyfus will reunite with Jerry Seinfeld on his Crackle series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which returns for season 6 on June 4.

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