Discovery Channel Hits the Streets of Boston in New Series 'Saint Hoods'

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July 19th, 2013


via press release:


-- SAINT HOODS Premieres Friday, August 2 at 10PM ET/PT--

(New York, NY) – For centuries, Boston has been run by tough neighborhood crews that are in a constant battle for ultimate control and power. On the streets these crews are the law, the keepers of an old world way of life, running Boston's underworld with an iron fist. Now, for the first time ever, Discovery Channel is taking viewers to the front lines of this never-ending turf war between Boston’s oldest rival crews in the new series SAINT HOODS, premiering Friday, August 2 at 10 PM ET/PT.

With unprecedented access, Discovery will showcase three of Boston’s most powerful crews, Southie, Roslindale, and Dorchester, as they vie for customers in the lucrative business of sports gambling.  However, these businesses extend far beyond just taking bets.  The crews claim to offer loans, move merchandise and solve “neighborhood” problems on their own terms. Southie, the largest and most powerful crew in Boston, is run by the notorious Pat Nee, famed for his battles with gangster Whitey Bulger.  As the dominant crew, Southie looks to maintain their status quo, using their reputation – and force – to maintain order.  The upstart Roslindale crew operates in a neighboring territory but is forced to pay Southie “rent” – a fee for operating – which has long been a source of tension.  The “Rozzie” crew, wants to challenge Southie’s power but knows there could be dire consequences.  The smaller Dorchester crew finds themselves caught in the middle.  They want to maintain their independent status but fear they’ll be forced to pick sides if a Southie versus Rozzie battle erupts.  It’s a difficult position to be in, but it’s the way of life on the streets.  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.

This is a side of a society that exists under the radar. SAINT HOODS provides accounts of the incidents, misdeeds and wrongdoings within the Boston bookie community and gives a rare, never-before-seen look at how these crews members work together to run their businesses. Some identifying information and property has been change in the series and some scenes have been dramatized.

SAINT HOODS is produced for Discovery Channel by MAK Pictures. For MAK Pictures, Executive Producers are Mark Kadin, Will Ehbrecht, and Rob Dorfmann.  For Discovery Channel, Executive Producer is Christo Doyle with Meagan Davis as Producer.

  • mike

    I don,t see this being renewed

  • cousinbets

    you’re an idiot, must be from southie

  • oldharborcapo

    Bout time discovery channel showed real mafia. Bcuz the Amish mob is a joke. Southie is where’s at kid…

  • whatajoke

    yeah…this is as real as the Amish Mafia! If these guys were really into mob business than they wouldn’t be pointing out where they do their illegal business…how stupid!

  • 5150cop

    This show sucks. These guys are just egomaniacs with nothing to base it on. These guys make the fake Amish Mafia look like the Gotti’s. I don’t know who thought of this show but I bet it doesn’t make it thru the first season.

  • Boston Wrob

    I watched it. When Discovery stated that “some scenes” have been scripted, I had to disagree.
    ALL scenes have been scripted. Shame on Discovery for trying to mislead viewers, and shame on them for trying to glamorize a bunch of $h!tbags and a very real criminal plague in our country.

  • pfeels

    Born and bread in Boston and actually knowing one of the people in this series, you people are crazy, these guys would eat you for dinner while you wet your pants. They can dramatize all they want it’s not even close to how violent it can get.

  • lmao

    Is this one of those shows that is like amish mafia? i doubt any criminals would want their face on TV on a series, doing criminal acts. Lets be real its fake fake fake

  • AJ

    The guy called bear was on Family Fued
    Maybe that’s where the idea came from.
    Must pay pretty good. Beats working.

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