Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced last week that it will be working on a show about the fall of the crypto exchange FTX. The eight-episode limited series will be created in partnership with AGBO the Russo Brothers’ production company.
Variety first reported that apart from executive producing, Joe and Anthony Russo are also in talks to direct. The Russo Brothers are most known for directing Marvel movies, including Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: End Game.
David Weil, creator of the Amazon Prime original series Hunters, will be writing the pilot. Weil will also be one of the executive producers.
“We are excited to be able to continue our great working relationship with David, Joe, Anthony, and the AGBO team with this fascinating event series,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “I can’t think of better partners to bring this multifaceted story to our global Prime Video audience.”
Variety also reported that the series will be based on insider reporting from journalists who covered FTX and its founder and former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried. The production is also reportedly in preliminary talks with some actors whom the Russo Brothers have worked with for Marvel.
The show is Amazon’s entry into a recent slew of biographical crime dramas. Hulu recently released the Searchlight-produced The Dropout which documents the fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her multi-billion biotech startup Theranos. Netflix meanwhile released the Shonda Rhimes-produced Inventing Anna, which is inspired by the story of Anna Sorokin who conned the New York elite into believing she’s a German heiress.
Amazon intends to begin production as early as spring next year. No news yet on who’ll be playing Sam Bankman-Fried.
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