Amazon has ordered a limited series from the Russo Brothers‘ ABGO company focusing on the ongoing FTX crypto scandal.
According to sources, the series will feature a total of eight episodes and will be based on “insider reporting” by the journalists who have reported on FTX and Bankman-Fried. A cast has not been confirmed, but rumors claim that some Marvel actors who the Russo brothers previously worked with are currently in talks to join the show in major roles.
David Weil is set to write the pilot and co-executive produce alongside Mike Larocca, Angela Russo-Otstot, Scott Nemes and Natalie Laine Williams, while Joe and Anthony Russo are reportedly discussing taking on the additional role of directors on top of executive producing. Amazon is aiming to start production in Spring 2023.
“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,” Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “I can’t think of better partners to bring this multifaceted story to our global Prime Video audience.”
“This is one of the most brazen frauds ever committed,” the Russo brothers added. “It crosses many sectors—celebrity, politics, academia, tech, criminality, sex, drugs, and the future of modern finance. At the center of it all sits an extremely mysterious figure with complex and potentially dangerous motivations. We want to understand why.”
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