Free streaming service Crackle announced today that its original series Going from Broke began production on Season 2. New episodes will begin premiering in March, exclusively on Crackle.
Haven’t heard of this Crackle original series yet? Going From Broke is an unscripted series that spotlights a financial epidemic of huge proportions. Over 44 million Americans are saddled with student debt totaling over $1.7 trillion dollars. Making matters worse in Season 2, are the compounding issues of the last 12 months: COVID-19, record unemployment, and a country on the emotional and financial brink. This series aims to empower people to overcome their crippling financial struggles and become CEO of their own lives.
In the second season, viewers will meet six new cast members. Throughout the six weeks of production, Crackle will shoot and air episodes in “real time” so the audience can go along on a journey with the cast members while they deal with debt during the pandemic. Viewers can use social media to continue the conversation from each episode with Rosenweig, Kutcher, Chegg, and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the dire financial situation that so many young people already found themselves in,” said Rosensweig, host & CEO of Chegg, Inc. “In Season 2, the stakes are higher; people are struggling with unemployment, mounting debt, and potential physical and mental health issues. We have the opportunity to provide a lifeline and help them get back on track, working with them in real-time to get them on the path to financial freedom.”
“This awesome production model brings viewers inside the transformation process. Going From Broke is the first makeover show that invites the audience to engage with the cast, financial experts and each other across social media while watching the process unfold “live” on Crackle,” said Kutcher, who executive produced both season one and two of the series.
Season 1 of the series is available for free on Crackle if you want to catch up before new episodes begin next month.