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Sony Crackle nabbed Academy Award-winner Mira Sorvino for Season 3 of its drama “StartUp,” the ad-supported streaming network announced at the Television Critics Association press tour on Sunday.
Sorvino joins the show’s cast for the 10-episode installment, which is currently shooting in Puerto Rico. The Oscar-winner will be playing Rebecca Stroud, a NSA special agent who has come to investigate ArakNet, and “will do whatever it takes to have ArakNet partner with the government,” according to the show’s official character description.
Season 1 of “StartUp” centered on the world of cryptocurrency, and in Season 2, the show dived into the cost of ambition, as three unlikely friends crossed the line in order to get back what was taken from them. In the third season, that trio will be fighting for power and threatened by what might be the most dangerous criminal organization of all: the U.S. Government.
The series stars Adam Brody, Ron Perlman, Edi Gathegi, Otmara Marrero and Addison Timlin.
The new season will also include these actors as recurring characters: Zachary Knighton (“Santa Clarita Diet”) as Tucker, a wildly successful hedge-fund manager who wrestles silently with the guilt of having been handed everything by his father, and entertains the idea giving ArakNet their series B financing to separate himself from the heard; Tyler Labine (“Deadbeat,” Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) as Martin, Tucker’s brother, who is quietly jealous of his older brother’s good looks and status, and tragically overcompensates through partying and womanizing, a lifestyle that eventually lands he and Tucker’s firm in hot water; and Jason Kravits (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) as Richard “Haggie,” who is crafty but desperately insecure and will attempt to break the cycle of abuse of which Wes lords over him.