Mark Wahlberg Partners With A&E for Boston Teamsters Pilot
The actor's Closest to the Hole Productions is taking on an unscripted project about union members in his home town.
Mark Wahlberg is returning to familiar territory for his latest TV venture.
The actor, alongside Stephen Levinson, Kevin Harrison and Bill Thompson, has partnered with A&E for an unscripted pilot set in his native Boston. Currently titled Teamsters, the project will follow members of the city's Local 25 union.
"A&E strives to remain ahead of the curve while delivering first class auspices to our audience,” said A&E and BIO Channel president and GM Bob DeBitetto. "We’re so proud to collaborate with this group of producers and offer an authentic point of view from the unique characters this world provides."
The project comes from Wahlberg's Closest to the Hole productions, known best for scripted ventures Entourage and Boardwalk Empire, Levinson's Leverage Management and Thompson's Transition Productions.
"Closest to the Hole, Leverage and Transition Productions are excited to be collaborating with Bob DeBitetto and [EP] David McKillop at A&E," said Levinson. "We believe A&E is the perfect venue to create a cutting-edge show that promises to be like nothing else on television."
Touting the Whalberg's familiarity with the world of the series, a release says Teamsters will be set in the real-life world that served as the backdrop for films such as The Fighter and The Departed.