March 11, 2020
HBO Max has ordered an eight-episode documentary series, “Wahl Street,” which will follow the life of star and businessman Mark Wahlberg.
The series will cover his successes and failures and allow viewers to “glean powerful business and life lessons while also getting to know the cast of colorful characters that make up Wahlberg’s real-life entourage,” according to the service, which launches at $14.99 a month in May.
The series began production in December.
“This series will be an intimate exploration behind the drive that makes Mark Wahlberg one of the most unique stars in entertainment,” said Jennifer O’Connell, EVP of original nonfiction and kids programming, HBO Max, in a statement. “Mark’s entrepreneurial spirit is fun to watch and we hope to show both the struggle and triumphs of what it takes to succeed.”
Each episode of “Wahl Street” will follow Wahlberg as he directs his business portfolio, ranging from a line of activewear to all-natural, high-performance sports nutrition supplements to television and film production companies, and even a Chevrolet dealership, according to the service. Each episode will include a diverse group of entrepreneurs and inventors pitching Wahlberg new opportunities.
“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,” said Wahlberg in a statement. “We’re pulling back the curtain and hopefully it’s an opportunity to inspire other entrepreneurs.”