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NINTENDO DOCUSERIES SET TO DEBUT ON CRACKLE

Level up, history buffs.

Screen Media Ventures, a subsidiary fo Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, has acquired the rights to the five-part docuseries Playing with Power: The Nintendo Story, to premiere exclusively on Crackle on March 1.

Playing with Power explores Nintendo’s journey from the 1800s to the gaming powerhouse it is today. The series, written and directed by Jeremy Snead, is produced and narrated by Sean Astin and features interviews from Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, Xbox head Phil Spencer and former CEO of Sega of America Tom Kalinske, among others.

“Producing and directing Playing with Power has been a lifelong ambition of mine as an artist, gamer and filmmaker,” said Snead. “To see my show not only come to life with such loving care through my team and I’s efforts but also to have the opportunity to partner with such a talented and experienced team like Screen Media and Crackle to release the series to the public has just been a dream come true.”

Crackle, which is owned by Sony Pictures, debuted a trio of docuseries exclusively on its platform last year and has a slate of original programming set to debut later this year.

The deal was negotiated by Screen Media’s Seth Needle, svp of global acquisitions and co-productions, and Brendan Murray, manager of digital acquisitions.

Deadline was the first to report this news.

Photo courtesy of Screen Media Ventures

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