A&E Network will premiere “Breaking Boston,” Mark Wahlberg‘s new original docudrama about working-class women coming of age against tough odds, on Thursday, March 13.
The six-part docudrama, which Wahlberg is executive producing, follows a group of four blue-collar women in their twenties trying to break the cycle of their peers. All are trying to recover from bad relationships or bad choices.
Wahlberg, who also stars in A&E’s “Wahlburgers,” recently earned his high school diploma at the age of 42, and said he can relate to trying to shake off bad influences.
“These are real women telling their original stories of trying to break out of what’s expected of them,” he said. “The odds are difficult, but I believe they can make it.”
The series follows Kristina, 29, who avoided jail time when her ex-boyfriend was caught running a drug ring out of their home; Valerie, 22, who had two DUIs and a jail sentence, and is now attending college; Noelle, 25, who recently lost her brother in a car accident and is supporting her mother; and Courtney, 25, a single mom with a 7th-grade education and a dream to get into beauty school.
“Breaking Boston” is produced for A&E Network by 44 Blue Productions, Closest to the Hole Productions, Leverage Entertainment and Bill Thompson Productions. Stephen Levison and Bill Thompson are also executive producers. Executive producers for 44 Blue Productions are Stephanie Drachkovich and Jennifer Colbert. Executive producers for A&E Network are Lily Neumeyer and Devon Graham.