HBO's comedy drama series Entourage about an aspiring young actor and his attached friends was aired for eight seasons and even produced a feature film – but for some fans, simply wasn't enough. Jeremy Piven, who repeatedly played the disgusting Hollywood agent Ari Gold from 2004 to 2015, feels the same way.
After a fan contacted Piven on Twitter to explain his "need" for a new spin-off series based on his character, Piven responded by tweeting HBO and actor Mark Wahlberg directly and said he wanted to "give people what they want".
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Wahlberg was the executive producer in all eight seasons of Entourage (and the film), and the whole premise was based on him and the dynamics he shared with his friends in real life . The show's narrative provided a highly fictional, light-hearted version of the true events that Wahlberg and his friends experienced in the early days of his career.
While the series finale and film summarized the ongoing stories of Vince, Eric, Drama and Turtle, Ari Gold's profession as an agent of ascension, stars could easily serve as the basis for a new show and bring in a whole new cast of half-famous faces that play elevated versions of themselves.
Ari Gold also happens to be based on Wahlberg's real-life agent Ari Emanuel, a fairly controversial figure in the entertainment industry who, over the years, has tousled Feathers with a series of comments that have been widely condemned as racist and homophobic were. Given how much the entertainment landscape has changed in the short time since Entourage was launched, it is quite conceivable that Piven will play the role of villain in a new show.