Mark Wahlberg Producing Pilot Based On The Women In The Fighter For A&E
Mark Wahlberg is teaming up with A&E for a second time. The producer recently got into reality TV with a Boston-based theme with the recently filmed Teamsters series, and now the man is working with the network to look into the lives of some tough-as-nails Bostonian women with a brand new pilot.
The currently untitled pilot is based on Wahlbergís critically acclaimed film The Fighter, which featured a family of opinionated women with a hard row to hoe. The A&E pilot is being billed as a half-hour series that will be executive produced by Wahlberg, as well as Stephen Levinson, Bill Thompson, and Stephanie Drachkovitch. Filming for the pilot is expected to occur in the next few weeks.
According to Deadline, the untitled pilot will follow a set of four women who live in Boston. Itís unclear if the women will actually be family, as was the case in The Fighter, but they will all be united by the common thread that is their hometown and their roles as women with many hats to wear. These mothers and daughters, friends and co-workers have eked it out in a city thatís a little tougher than most and the documentary-formatted reality series will serve to show how the women can survive and thrive in Boston proper.
Iím a little less excited about this producing endeavor from Wahlberg, who also has an HBO pilot in the works called The Missionary. However, A&E tends to do well with reality series, and this one looks as if it could find a niche. Weíll see how likeable in-your-face Bostonians can truly be.
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