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Ashton Kutcher is certainly keeping himself busy. The actor has already lined up his next TV role after The Ranch, which will end its run on Netflix in 2020. Kutcher will executive produce Crackle’s new half-hour show, titled Going From Broke. It’s a timely series that will delve into the student loan crisis. It won’t be a traditional scripted series, though. Instead, Going From Broke will include financial professionals engaging with millennials in Los Angeles to offer them advice about their debt and how they can get out of it.
This is the first time Ashton Kutcher is collaborating with Crackle, an online streaming service that makes its TV shows available for free. Going From Broke will include ten episodes, though Kutcher is only slated to appear in one of them. In a statement (via TheWrap), Chairman and CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment William Rouhana Jr. discussed how thrilled he is that the new series has found its home on Crackle.
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. 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.
Crackle is the best place for a series like this, so it’s no surprise that it’s a draw for stars like Ashton Kutcher, who continues to branch out as an actor and producer. Going From Broke might prove to be helpful to those who find themselves in a tremendous amount of student loan debt, especially since it’s one of the primary sources of financial stress for young people. William Rouhana Jr stressed the importance for financial freedom and hopes that the show will educate its target audience.
The student debt crisis in America is devastating to young people and their families. 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.
You can watch the first trailer for the series, which is incredibly intense and offers a ton of statistics, below.
Going From Broke is also produced by William Rouhana Jr. and Michael Winter. It’ll be available to stream on Crackle on October 17. Fall TV is practically at our doorstep, so be sure to check out our complete list of all the new and returning TV shows.