Mark Wahlberg’s Wahl Street docuseries gets series order at HBO Max
HBO Max has officially given a series order to Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Mark Wahlberg’s forthcoming documentary series titled Wahl Street, which will follow Wahlberg through his very busy business life. This project will mark the actor’s latest reality series since starring in A&E’s Wahlburgers which ran on-air for ten seasons from 2014-2019.
“We’re documenting the ups, the downs, the hits and the misses. It’s all the real stuff that’s happening while I’m growing my businesses,” Wahlberg said in a statement (via Deadline). “We’re pulling back the curtain and hopefully it’s an opportunity to inspire other entrepreneurs.”
“This series will be an intimate exploration behind the drive that makes Mark Wahlberg one of the most unique stars in entertainment,” HBO Max’s executive vice president of original non-fiction and kids programming, Jennifer O’Connell said. “Mark’s entrepreneurial spirit is fun to watch and we hope to show both the struggle and triumphs of what it takes to succeed.”
Wahl Street offers fans a glimpse into global star Mark Wahlberg’s life as he juggles the demands of a rigorous film schedule coupled with an ever-growing network of diverse businesses. Along the way, viewers will learn about his successes and failures and glean powerful business and life lessons while also getting to know the cast of colorful characters that make up Wahlberg’s real-life entourage.
Each episode follows Wahlberg as he navigates his expansive business portfolio, ranging from a line of activewear, sports nutrition supplements, television and film production companies, and even a Chevrolet dealership. Each episode also will include a group of entrepreneurs and inventors pitching Wahlberg, eager to have the star endorse or invest in their ideas.
Wahl Street will be executive produced by Mark Wahlberg (The Departed, The Fighter) through his Unrealistic Ideas banner. Stephen Levinson, Archie Gips, and Liz Bronstein are also set as executive producers. The docuseries will also mark Wahlberg’s second collaboration with HBO, who have worked together on the hit comedy-drama Entourage which was loosely based on the actor’s experiences as an up-and-coming film star.
Production has already started last December.
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