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While StartUp may have come to a close on Crackle back in 2018, the Otmara Marrero, Edi Gathegi and Adam Brody-led drama has suddenly spiked again in popularity. This is in no small part thanks to the series landing on Netflix, with the show rocketing into the streamer’s Top 10 charts in both the UK and the USA once it dropped. And while the action-packed series opener has had fans hooked from the get-go, many are also curious about the touching title card paid to Ángel ‘Angelito’ Rodríguez at the end.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from StartUp season 1.
In the very first episode of StartUp, fans are introduced to the show’s three main characters for the very first time.
Nick Talman (played by Adam Brody) finds his world turned upside when his money laundering father Andrew (Carl Weintraub) needs his help to salvage his losses and protect him from some rather dangerous clients.
Izzy Morales (Otmara Marrero) is introduced as a brash yet highly skilled computer whizz whose idea for Gencoin, a revolutionary new cryptocurrency, struggles to get off the ground due to her lack of backing and all-round business skills.
Then there’s Little Haiti crime boss Ronald Dacey (Edi Gathegi) who, despite his hardened exterior and murderous ways, has an underlying desire to make sure his children and family can escape the life of crime he’s found himself in.
But they’re not the only three protagonists to take centre stage in the pilot as shady FBI agent Phil Rask (Martin Freeman) is hot on the heels of Nick’s father.
What ensues is a series of events that brings all four together as Ronald hunts down the money given to Andrew to launder.
After Izzy had gone to Nick’s company for financial backing for Gencoin, they pass – but Nick is blown away but the young entrepreneur’s idea and decides to pursue it using the money his father had given him to cover his losses.
Over the course of the first season, Ronald puts his threats against the Talmans to one side as he decides to invest the money taken by Andrew to invest in Gencoin and together, the trio get to work trying to get the cryptocurrency off the ground.
Of course, this is easier said than done as the first season unfolds thanks to not only shady Agent Rask hacking the company and taking their money for himself, but renowned tech expert Alex (Aaron Yoo) worms his way into the company.
However, one of the most notable features of the pilot is the tribute to the aforementioned Rodríguez.
Before the credits roll on season one, episode one, titled Seed Money, a title card pops up on-screen which reads: “In memory of our friend Ángel ‘Angelito’ Rodríguez.”
The series provides little more information as to who Rodriguez was and why the episode was dedicated in his name.
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However, according to TheMovieDB.org, Rodríguez had worked on the first season as a Production Office Assistant.
His cause of death remains unknown to the public but it’s clear if he’d worked on production for the show’s first run, he clearly meant a lot to the cast and crew.
According to the same course, StartUp was Rodriguez’ only credit.
While the series may have ended following its third run in 2018, its newfound fanbase have urged Netflix to pick up the show for a fourth season.
Taking to Twitter since StartUp dropped on the streaming service, one fan said: “Just finished startup and I’m mad there’s no Season 4.”
A second echoed: “Hey @netflix or @Crackle_TV Season 4 of STARTUP? Very popular 3 seasons. Excellent series. Who is going to carry it on? #startupnetflix.”
“Common @NetflixMENA, renew #Startup for season 4,” A third added. (Sic)
While a fourth weighed in: “Who do I have to petition or harass to make a season 4 of #startupnetflix @StartUp_Crackle?? This is, by far, one of the best shows I’ve seen in a while!! I’m sure I’ve tweeted this before….but definitely worthy of another tweet!! Still watching & loving it!” (Sic).
StartUp seasons 1-2 are available to stream on Netflix UK now. StartUp season 3 is available to stream on Amazon Prime UK.
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