Crackle, Sony’s free streaming service, today announced that season two of the network’s first scripted drama, “The Art of More,” will premiere Wednesday, November 16. Returning for the new season are stars Dennis Quaid (“Vegas,” “Fortitude”), who also serves as executive producer, Kate Bosworth (Still Alice), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) and Christian Cooke (“Magic City”). Joining the ensemble are Merritt Patterson (“The Royals,” “Ravenswood”) as Olivia Brukner, the sassy, smart, no-nonsense daughter of Samuel Brukner (Quaid) and Sandrine Holt (“House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot”) as passionate and ambitious art curator, Isabel Perry.
Season one of “The Art of More,” premiered in November 2015, garnering rave reviews, and generating more than 2 million views within the first month, with more than half of those viewers being new to the network. The second season delves deeper into the high-stakes arena of New York’s cutthroat fine art and memorabilia world and continues to explore the blurred lines between ambition and greed, revenge and crime. What’s the ultimate “price” individuals will pay when huge egos and huge money are involved?
The 10 hour- long episodes, which will all be available on November 16th, follows former soldier Graham Connor (Cooke) who shakes off his blue collar, Brooklyn roots and gains access to an elite society through his connections with a smuggling ring he encountered during his tour in Iraq. Quaid stars as charismatic real estate shark Samuel Brukner, a Machiavellian master of money and power who is one part charm and one part intimidation. He is the life of the party, but when it comes to his money, he can be both ruthless and corrupt. Cary Elwes is Arthur Davenport, a shrewd and eccentric world-class collector of art and illegal antiquities who mentors Connor. Kate Bosworth portrays Roxanna Whitman, daughter of the CEO of one of New York’s oldest and most respected auction houses. Although she was born into this exclusive world and thrives in it, she is riddled with insecurities that drive her to be a formidable executive in her own right.
Joining the cast for season two are Merritt Patterson as Olivia Brukner, who comes to New York looking to reconnect with her father, but is harboring secrets of her own, and Sandrine Holt as art curator Isabel Perry, whose sophisticated and fiery personality both intrigues and challenges Brukner.
Ep. 202 – Man On A Rope (Written by Chuck Rose, Directed by Rob Lieberman)
Roxanna clashes with her father as she rises at DeGraaf’s. Graham’s ambition to get back in the auction world lands him in the boxing ring. Using questionable methods, Brukner courts the talented curator Isabel Perry. When Davenport’s latest art conquest goes up in flames, he reaches out to Graham.
Ep. 203 – Hokori (Written by Gardner Stern, Directed by Nathaniel Goodman)
Roxanna’s resolve is tested when her new plans for DeGraaf’s backfire. Graham hustles to meet the demands of working for both Roxanna and the FBI. An old investigation threatens Brukner’s plans for his new museum. Davenport’s financial state forces him back into partnership with Graham.
Ep. 204 – El Calvo (Written by Steven Edell, Directed by Nathaniel Goodman)
Roxanna gets entangled in a government manhunt while her brother-in-law Miles plots against her. After a misstep, Graham ramps up efforts to track fugitive Paul Rice. While dodging a federal investigation, Brukner clashes with Isabel over the museum. Davenport tries to pull Graham into a new con.
Ep. 205 – Better A Lion Than A Sheep (Written by Lane Zola Williamson, Directed by Jeff Renfroe)
Graham’s abduction leads to a confrontation with the very man he’s been hunting. Brukner gets an unexpected visitor just as he and Isabel grow closer. Roxanna reveals a dark family secret. Davenport finds himself in a risky position with a collector. The smuggler Hassan meets a shocking fate.
Ep. 206 – The Past Ain’t Done
An auction of old photographs leads Graham to a disturbing discovery about his past. Roxanna tries to block Miles’s scheme to take over DeGraaf’s. With his daughter Olivia’s safety at stake, Brukner is pulled into the FBI’s sting operation of Paul Rice. Davenport has a surprising proposal for Brukner.
Ep. 207 – The Tears Of A Clown
As a macabre auction is underway at DeGraaf’s, Roxanna’s self-destructive behavior threatens her control of the company. Davenport lands a job working for Brukner’s new museum while things heat up between Brukner and Isabel. Graham takes drastic steps to avenge the death of a friend.
Ep. 208 – Stories We Tell Ourselves
Against the backdrop of a contentious auction, Miles and Roxanna step up their battle to control the company. A shocking accident reveals the truth about Brukner’s daughter. Graham’s plan to rescue Hassan’s family turns deadly. Tensions come to a boil at Brukner’s museum fundraiser.
Ep. 209 – The Thirteenth Floor
Roxanna fights for her position at DeGraaf’s following a takeover devised by Miles. As Davenport schemes against Brukner, an old swindle comes back to haunt him. The Paul Rice sting operation is complicated by the unexpected arrival of an enemy from Graham’s past.
Ep. 210 – A Half Inch
In the wake of the FBI sting, Graham struggles to start over. Roxanna gets a surprise offer from DeGraaf’s, yet she can’t outrun her misdeeds. Brukner’s museum deal threatens to implode. Davenport and Graham form a new partnership, but Graham’s inability to bury the past ends in a violent face off.
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