Carton was convicted of conspiracy, wire fraud and securities fraud related to a secret gambling addiction in November 2018.
He was subsequently sentenced to 3½ years in prison.
The documentary, titled "Wild Card: The Downfall of a Radio Loudmouth," will include Carton's rise and fall in his own words.
“Craig Carton’s radio persona gained him a public following, while his private struggles lost him everything one casino run at a time,” Peter Nelson, Executive Vice President of HBO Sports, said in a statement. “Many knew Carton, but never knew his secrets, as we learn from Carton himself in this documentary about success, self-destruction, lies and blackjack.”
In a press release issued by WarnerMedia, "Carton talks openly about his upbringing in New Rochelle, New York, detailing the childhood trauma he never truly dealt with. He discusses his rise to fame in talk radio that turned him into a star in every market he worked in, culminating back home in New York where he was hired to helm the coveted “drive-time” morning show in the wake of the downfall of Don Imus."
The documentary is scheduled to air on Oct. 7 at 9 p.m. on HBO.