Amazon Plans Eight-Episode Drama on FTX's Collapse
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Amazon Plans Eight-Episode Drama on FTX's Collapse

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Given how it's a tale of billions of dollars vanishing overnight — with drugs and sex in a Bahamas penthouse thrown in — the show could end up being a gripping watch.

Amazon Plans Eight-Episode Drama on FTX's Collapse

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It was only a matter of time before the implosion of FTX ended up being transformed into a TV drama.

Reports suggest that Amazon has ordered an eight-episode series documenting the rise and fall of Sam Bankman-Fried's exchange.

Given how it's a tale of billions of dollars vanishing overnight — with drugs and sex in a Bahamas penthouse thrown in — the show could end up being a gripping watch.

According to Variety magazine, Joe and Anthony Russo's production company will be tasked with bringing the story to life.

A number of journalists are set to contribute reporting to ensure that the show remains accurate — and production is set to begin early next year. In a statement, the Russo brothers said:

"This is one of the most brazen frauds ever committed. 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."

Drama series documenting bad business practices have become a rather popular genre over recent years.

Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway brought WeWork's story to life in an Apple TV series called WeCrashed, with Amanda Seyfried portraying Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in The Dropout.

Amazon might have competition with rival series, too. The Hollywood Reporter claims Apple is on the brink of securing the rights to Michael Lewis's book about the FTX debacle.

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