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[04/23/19 - 10:01 AM]
HBO in Production on Documentary Series "McMillions," from Mark Wahlberg's Unrealistic Ideas Production Company
The documentary series chronicles the stranger-than-fiction story of an ex-cop turned security auditor who rigged the McDonald's Monopoly game promotion for a decade, stealing millions of dollars and building a vast network of co-conspirators across the U.S.







MCMILLIONS (HBO)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
4/23/19
STATUS:
currently in development (2019-2020 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, April 2019) HBO is in production on MCMILLIONS, a documentary series chronicling the stranger-than-fiction story of an ex-cop turned security auditor who rigged the McDonald's Monopoly game promotion for a decade, stealing millions of dollars and building a vast network of co-conspirators across the U.S. The series comes from Unrealistic Ideas, the non-scripted production company launched by Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Archie Gips and producing partners James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte, who will serve as directors on the documentary series. MCMILLIONS will draw on exclusive firsthand accounts and archival footage, featuring: the FBI agents who brought down the gaming scam; McDonald's corporate executives, who were themselves defrauded; the lawyers who tried the case; and the culprits and prizewinners who profited from the complicated scheme, as well as the individuals who were often unwittingly duped into being a part of the ruse.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Archie Gips as EP
· Brian Lazarte as EP
· James Lee Hernandez as EP
· Mark Wahlberg as EP
· Stephen Levinson as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Unrealistic Ideas