WEB DESK: Spenser Confidential is the next action-thriller which will be released on the silver screen on March 6 feature fielded by star Mark Wahlberg under the direction of Peter Berg, following their last effort, 2018’s Mile 22. However, this offering will manifest not at theaters, but on Netflix!
Interestingly, the film is an adaptation of the Spenser novel series of author Robert B. Parker, which were more famously represented on television with ABC’s popular 1985-1988 series, Spenser: For Hire, which was briefly spun-off in 1989 with the short-lived A Man Called Hawk. This film, however, bears a script by Brian Helgeland and Sean O’Keefe adapting the Wonderland series by Ace Atkins, which continued the Spenser mythos after Parker’s 2010 death.
Wahlberg stars as eponymous freelance sleuth Spenser, a role famously played on TV by the late Robert Urich. He’s joined here by Winston Duke as partner-in-crime-solving Hawk, who was originally the smooth-talking breakout role for future Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Commander/Captain Sisko, Avery Brooks.