HBO Max has ordered a docuseries about the life of Mark Wahlberg called “Wahl Street,” the upcoming streaming service announced Tuesday.
According to HBO Max, the eight-episode show, which began production in December, “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.”
Here’s the official description for the series, courtesy of HBO Max:
Each episode of “Wahl Street” will follow Wahlberg as he navigates his expansive business portfolio, spanning all sectors of commerce ranging from a line of activewear, all-natural, high-performance sports nutrition supplements, television and film production companies, and even a Chevrolet dealership. Each episode will include a diverse group of entrepreneurs and inventors pitching Wahlberg a litany of new opportunities, eager to have Wahlberg endorse or invest in their ideas.
“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. “We’re pulling back the curtain and hopefully it’s an opportunity to inspire other entrepreneurs.”
Added Jennifer O’Connell, HBO Max executive vice president of original non-fiction and kids programming: “This series will be an intimate exploration behind the drive that makes Mark Wahlberg one of the most unique stars in entertainment. 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” is produced by Unrealistic Ideas, which is founded by Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, and Archie Gips. Wahlberg, Levinson and Gips will serve as executive producers along with Liz Bronstein.