Ashley’s World, a new web series, debuted online in February 2018. This series follows the journey of Ashley, a single Mother from the Bronx, who struggles to pursue her lifelong dream as an actress. With a rebellious teenage daughter and an overbearing Mother, Ashley must find a way to navigate through the day’s challenges.
Taking place in the New York City Projects, these bite-sized webisodes explore themes of parenthood, racism, dating and the recreational use of marijuana. Ashley’s daily routines lands in her in the path of some interesting characters including a snobby Actress named Katelyn and her daughter’s mischievous boyfriend Andre, to name a few.
Ashley, like most single Mothers, wants to provide for her family but she faces the choice to either chase her destiny or remain stuck in reality. Janelle Stein, who plays the role of Ashley herself, and Domingo Martin, wanted to create an authentic series that pays homage to resilient women of color and artists.
“This is an important story that showcases a modern family unlike any other web series or television show”, says executive producer Janelle Stein. “Though the story is fictional, it is inspired by real circumstances in my life. It is reflective of many individuals in the urban community, the performing arts realm and young single mothers. Though we don’t often see some of these stories and characters, they do exist. We want to make sure they have a voice.”
Season 1 is just not enough. Stein says that season two of Ashley’s World is currently in pre-production which will give more depth, layers and drama. If you'd like to watch Season 1 of Ashley’s World, click on www.AshleysWorldTheSeries.com
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