Amazon plans miniseries of FTX with Russo Brothers

Despite the real-world impacts of FTX’s dramatic collapse having yet to fully settle, Amazon is moving forward with a miniseries about the bankrupt crypto exchange and its former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.

Anthony and Joe Russo

Anthony and Joe Russo’s AGBO production company is set to produce the show, and the brothers are considering coming on to direct a bunch of episodes. Variety reports that Amazon has also brought Invasion’s co-creator, Dave Weil, to executive produce the presently unnamed 8-episode miniseries that reveals details of how Bankman-Fried co-founded FTX and went on to lead the company to a liquidity crisis. As of now, no showrunners or casting announcements have been made yet, Amazon is said to be eyeing a bunch of actors the Russo Brothers have worked with during their time directing Marvel’s blockbusters like Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

Since Avengers: Endgame’s 2019 release, Russo Brothers have shifted their focus to relatively small projects at AGBO. These recent projects include Netflix’s The Gray Man starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans,  Apple TV Plus’ Cherry starring Tom Holland, and The Daniels’ Everything Everywhere All at Once.

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The FTX drama where a group of young people riding the crypto train right up to and over the edge of a cliff has a specific tone to it and is very much like the type of project that AGBO might seek into, still there is no indication to what the Russo Brothers plan to bring in the mix of this story because they are best known for their action and superhero movies.

In a statement concerning the miniseries, Amazon Studios CEO Jennifer Salke revealed that Weil and the Russos are the ideal partners to bring this multifaceted story to their global Prime Video audience, and the Russos emphasized how the mess at FTX is ripe for dramatization.

Russos conveyed that the idea crosses many sectors like celebrity, politics, academia, tech, criminality, sex, drugs, and the future of modern finance. They also believe that at the center of it all sits an extremely mysterious figure with complex and potentially dangerous motivations and they want to understand why.

After such a dramatic collapse there was a community backlash and all-around scrutiny surrounding FTX and Sam Bankman. What’s interesting and pathetic at the same time is that people were more interested in a film on the collapse starring Jonah Hill rather than getting answers to why such an incident happened in the first place.

Amazon trying to fetch money using this incident does question their ethical viewpoint but many share the sentiment that Russos share which is there is someone who is handling this big operations and manipulating situation. This take may seem like a conspiracy theory but given the behavior from Sam-Bankman, for instance, he was caught playing games online after the downfall and during the bankruptcy filing period, and the fact that he is still out there speaking at events not to mention the recent tweet from Elon suggesting that Bankman holds stakes in mainstream media all kind of backs the theory there is something bigger at play.

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