Mark Wahlberg

News brief: HBO renews Boardwalk

Premium cable channel HBO has given its acclaimed period crime drama Boardwalk Empire a fifth season. The Terence Winter-created show is set in during the 1920s Prohibition era in the US and follows the life of Atlantic City crime boss Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson. Season four has averaged a gross audience of 7.5 million and five […]

Wahlberg making US version of Canal+ brothel drama for HBO

Leverage, Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson’s production company, is making a US version of Canal+ drama Maison Close for US cable net HBO, according to reports over the weekend. The period series follows three women working at an upmarket brothel in nineteenth century Paris. Canal+ has aired one season and a second is in production. […]