Crackle has announced a new series from executive producer Ashton Kutcher.
“Going From Broke” takes a hard look at the nation’s student-loan crisis — and gives millennials a chance to dig themselves out of massive debt.
The series debuts exclusively on the free streaming service on Oct. 17. From Matador Content and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, “Going From Broke” is hosted by Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig and features financial expert Danetha Doe. The pair go one-on-one with young people living in Los Angeles to help them change their habits, gain financial confidence and become CEO of their own lives. And yes, Kutcher will make an appearance in an episode. Watch an exclusive trailer above.
The 10-episode, half-hour series will also feature insights and advice from experts including personal finance journalist Jean Chatzky and bestselling author and podcast reporter Farnoosh Torabi.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to be partnering with Ashton on a project that addresses such a serious issue in our country. This Crackle original series, ‘Going From Broke’, isn’t just entertainment; it also provides real tools and takeaway for viewers,” said William J. Rouhana Jr., Chairman and CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. “We’re excited to premiere the series on Crackle since it’s a completely free, ad-supported platform available to stream on any device. It’s the perfect place to reach viewers who may also be saddled with debt and watching every dime they have. It’s the right message on the right platform at the right time.”
“The student debt crisis in America is devastating to young people and their families,” Rosensweig said. “We need real solutions, in real time, to end the vicious cycle of debt and get hardworking young people on the road to financial freedom. My hope is that the stories in this show shine a light on the crippling impact debt and financial instability has on our kids, our future workforce and our economy.”
“Going From Broke” is executive produced by Kutcher, Rouhana and Michael Winter for Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, Joel Relampagos and Jerry Carita also serve as executive producers for Matador Content.
“Going From Broke” premieres Oct. 17 on Crackle.