Wahlberg is to executive produces the as yet untitled Mark Wahlberg Boston Women Project, which is to pilot on American broadcast channel A&E.
The series will focus on the “hard as nails” women of Boston who were dramatised in the film by actresses Amy Adams and Melissa Leo, as well as the swarm of wise-cracking, punch-throwing sisters who formed the backdrop for David O. Russell’s film, reports Deadline.
The Fighter itself was based on the HBO series of real-life Boston fighter Micky Ward and his troubled, drug-addicted brother and coach Dicky Eklund.
Wahlberg produced and starred in the film which won seven Oscar nominations last year, including best picture. It won two Oscars for supporting actors Christian Bale and Melissa Leo.
Wahlberg is executive producing through his Closest to the Hole Productions. Stephen Levinson of Leverage, Bill Thompson of Bill Thompson Productions Inc. and Stephanie Drachkovitch of 44 Blue Prods are also credited as co-producers. Filming is slated to begin in a few weeks.
Wahlberg was last seen in the summer blockbuster Ted and just signed on as the lead in the next Transformers movie.