Historical Drama “Robert the Bruce” Exclusive on Crackle October 1


In 1995 Braveheart told the story of Scottish hero William Wallace and featured Angus MacFadyen as a young Robert the Bruce, heir to the Scottish throne. Now, 25 years later, MacFadyen reprises his role as Robert the Bruce in a new movie of the same name.

Robert the Bruce is a direct sequel to Braverheart and continues the saga of the Wars of Scottish Independence from King Edward II and England. In episode 53 and 54 of the podcast we talked about the Robert the Bruce, the Battle of Bannockburn and Scottish Independence. If you need a refresher on the subject you can listen to the episodes below.

Robert the Bruce made it’s world premiere at the Edinburgh Film festival in 2019 and released in cinemas in the United Kingdom on 28 June 2019. It was scheduled for release in the United States in April 2020, but was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently you can buy the movie on DVD in the UK and USA.

Crackle, the online streaming platform, announced they have the exclusive rights to stream Robert the Bruce. Crackle is a free service and Robert the Bruce will be available to stream for free as well. Robert the Bruce will be available for streaming starting on 01 October 2020.

*Press Release*

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Announces Historical Drama ‘Robert the
Bruce’ Comes to Crackle as AVOD Exclusive October 1

The epic drama that picks up the historical timeline of Braveheart joins the
free streaming platform’s growing original and exclusive content library

COS COB, Conn., Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chicken Soup for the Soul
Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE), one of the largest operators of streaming
advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, today announced that
historical action-drama Robert the Bruce will be exclusively available for
free on Crackle beginning Thursday, October 1.

The film stars Angus Macfadyen as the title character and explores events in
Scotland following the action seen in Mel Gibson’s Oscar-winning film
Braveheart where Macfadyen first played the Scottish king. Jared Harris (The
Crown) co-stars as Robert the Bruce’s nemesis John Comyn, alongside Anna
Hutchison (The Cabin In The Woods), Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl), Zach McGowan
(Black Sails), Gabriel Bateman (American Gothic), Talitha Eliana-Bateman
(Geostorm), Emma Kenney (Roseanne), Shane Coffey (Pretty Little Liars), and
Kevin McNally (Pirates Of The Caribbean).

As one of the only AVODs continually adding original and exclusive programming
that uplifts, entertains, and inspires audiences, Crackle adds Robert the
Bruce alongside original and exclusive titles, including Spides, Corporate
Animals, Anything Is Possible - The Serge Ibaka Story, Cleanin’ Up the Town:
Remembering Ghostbusters, The Clearing, and Going From Broke, recently picked
up for a second season.

Robert the Bruce is distributed in the United States by Screen Media, a
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, and the supplier of exclusive
and original content for Crackle Plus.

“This Crackle AVOD Premiere of Robert The Bruce is the perfect example of how
our close relationship with our sister company, Screen Media, is fast-tracking
our ability to offer recent premium content to our audience,” said Philippe
Guelton, president of Crackle Plus.

In 14th century Scotland, King Robert the Bruce finds himself abandoned,
wounded and on the run from the English army. Suffering a disastrous defeat,
he takes shelter with a former soldier’s wife (Hutchison) and her children who
save his life and nurse him back to health. He becomes a part of their family,
and they become the first soldiers in his new army as he sets out to claim the
long-awaited freedom of Scotland.

Directed by Richard Gray, Macfadyen produced and co-wrote the film with Eric
Belgau. “This year marks the 25th anniversary of Braveheart,” said Macfadyen.
“It’s been pretty special to reprise the role in Robert the Bruce bringing
such a powerful story to life, and Crackle’s audience will see some deeper
motivations and new insights into this historical character.”

“The inspiring story told in Robert the Bruce is more personal,” said Gray.
“Viewers will see how Robert learns more about who he is and what he is
fighting for.”

“The real-world account of Robert the Bruce freeing Scotland from British rule
details one of the most dramatic events in history, and this epic story is
made all the more exciting by the elevated scale and level of filmmaking
involved in the production,” said Richard De Croce, senior vice president of
programming for Crackle Plus. 

Crackle is available in the U.S. and can be accessed on 26 devices and
services including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG,
Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), Plex, iOS and Android mobile
devices and on desktops at Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in
approximately 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) operates
streaming video-on-demand networks (VOD). The company owns a majority stake in
Crackle Plus, a company formed with Sony Pictures Television, which owns and
operates a variety of ad-supported and subscription-based VOD networks
including Crackle, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare,
Españolflix and FrightPix. The company also acquires and distributes video
content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original long and
short-form content through Landmark Studio Group, its Chicken Soup for the
Soul Originals division and APlus.com. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment
is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous
book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the
Soul brand name.    

Crackle Plus is a video-on-demand (VOD) joint venture formed by Sony Pictures
Television and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE).
The company’s consumer facing ad-supported VOD (AVOD) channels include Crackle
(US and Canada), Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Popcornflix Comedy,
Frightpix, and Espanolflix. It also owns subscription video-on-demand (SVOD)
platform Pivotshare. Crackle Plus reaches over 40 million monthly visitors
making it one of the largest AVOD streaming platforms in the U.S. Its content
library includes over 79,000 hours of programming.

Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq:
CSSE) company, acquires the rights to high quality, independent television
series and feature films for the US and Canada. Screen Media Ventures acquires
worldwide rights for distribution through theatrical, home video,
pay-per-view, free, cable and pay television, video-on-demand, and new digital
media platforms. The company acquires AVOD rights for third party networks and
is the main supplier of content for Crackle Plus and other Chicken Soup for
the Soul Entertainment properties. With a library of over 1,500 television
series and motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest
independent suppliers of high-quality TV series and motion pictures to U.S.
and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and
new media venues. For more information, visit: www.screenmedia.net



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