Anthony and Joe Russo’s AGBO production company is attached to produce the show, and the brothers are reportedly considering directing several episodes. Variety reports that Amazon tapped Invasion co-creator Dave Weil executive produced the currently untitled eight-episode miniseries detailing how Bankman-Fried co-founded FTX and then led the company into a liquidity crisis that ultimately resulted in his ousting. While no showrunners or casting announcements have been made yet, Amazon is said to be keeping an eye on some of the actors the Russos worked with during their stint to direct Marvel’s blockbusters, such as Avengers: Infinite War.
It’s not clear what the Russo Brothers might add to a Sam Bankman-Fried story
In the years after Avengers: endgameIn the 2019 release, the Russos have largely focused on relatively smaller projects at AGBO, such as Netflix’s The gray man starring Chris Evans, Apple TV Plus’ Cherry starring Tom Holland and The Daniels’ Everything Everywhere Everything at once. A drama about a group of young people riding the crypto train up and over the edge of a cliff sounds very much like the kind of project AGBO might be interested in, but it’s not immediately clear what the Russos – who are best known for – for their action and superhero movies – might add this story.
In a statement about the series, Amazon Studios CEO Jennifer Salke called Weil and the Russos the ideal partners “to bring this multi-faceted story to our global Prime Video audience,” and the Russos noted how the mess at FTX is ripe for dramatization.
“It cuts across many industries — celebrities, politics, academia, technology, crime, sex, drugs, and the future of modern finance,” said the Russos. “At the center of it all is an extremely mysterious figure with complex and potentially dangerous motivations. We want to understand why.”
According to Variety, specific details for the show’s story come from “‘insider reporting’ by a number of journalists,” but Amazon did not disclose which journalists or newsrooms it came from. While there are currently no other details about the upcoming series, Amazon is reportedly aiming to begin production sometime next spring.