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Discovery Channel bets on “Saint Hoods”

U.S. cable network Discovery Channel is delving into the realm of Boston turf wars with Saint Hoods, launching on August 2.
July 22, 2013

U.S. cable network Discovery Channel is delving into the realm of Boston turf wars with Saint Hoods, launching on August 2.

Produced by MAK Pictures, the docuseries promises unprecedented access to three of Boston’s ‘bookie’ crews, including Southie, Roslindale and Dorchester, who offer loans, move merchandise and solve neighborhood problems, while also taking bets.

The rival crews battle for control of Boston’s underworld, with Southie aiming to dominate the Roslindale and Dorchester crews.

Discovery states that, “as Saint Hoods unfolds this season, you will want to keep the car running and one eye on the door because you never know what to expect when you are dealing with these crews – especially if you owe them money.”

Saint Hoods will change some identifying information and property, and some scenes will be dramatized, the network said.

For MAK Pictures, the executive producers are Mark Kadin, Will Ehbrecht, and Rob Dorfmann, while for Discovery Channel, Christo Doyle is the executive producer and Meagan Davis serves as producer.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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