You knew there would be books, documentaries, movies, and exclusive interviews detailing the epic collapse of FTX engineered by politically progressive and free-spending oddball Sam Bankman-Fried, but did you think it would happen this quickly?
According to Variety, Amazon is off and running on an eight-episode series about the scandal.
It should begin airing in a few months, in the spring of 2023.
Sources say that the new series will be based on “insider reporting” by journalists who have covered the debacle.
As for casting, well, that should be interesting. The producers attached to this project have worked with actors on Marvel films, so they have connections there, but no word yet on who will play Bankman-Fried or his fellow frat boys, err, I mean, C-suite “executives.”
Undoubtedly, this show will attract A-list talent and be a huge hit. This type of content is killing it now; insider tales of greedy, obnoxious, and incredibly weird business leaders who waste billions and drive companies into the toilet.
“WeCrashed” on Apple was a huge hit critically and with viewers. That chronicled Adam and Rebekah Neumann’s rise and fall with WeWork. Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway were amazing in those roles.
There was the Showtime series called “Super Pumped,” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.
And Hulu had a great series called “The Dropout,” about Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes. Amanda Seyfried won an Emmy for her portrayal of the turtleneck-wearing felon.
Of that motley crew of goofballs mentioned above, only Holmes is facing hard time in prison for her deeds. As more details come out daily about FTX, she could have company in a year or two.