10:17am PT by Rick Porter
GameStop Docuseries in the Works at Netflix
Netflix is going all in on the GameStop stock saga.
The streamer is in production on a docuseries from Liz Garbus and Dan Cogan (HBO's I'll Be Gone in the Dark) and their Story Syndicate company. The series will have what it bills as exclusive access to members of r/WallStreetBets, the Reddit forum that helped push the video game retailer's stock to dizzying heights in January.
The project is the second based on the GameStop story in the works at Netflix: Oscar winner Mark Boal is also writing a feature film, with Noah Centineo (the To All the Boys movies) attached to star.
HBO and MGM are also working on film treatments of the story. The Netflix docuseries, however, is the first to start production and will likely also be first onto screens; a premiere date hasn't been set.
The docuseries will dig below the surface of the David vs. Goliath story of rebel traders taking on hedge funds and delve into topics like the gamification of trading, the power of digital communities and how the GameStop stock might signal a seismic change in how the world's money behaves.
The series will feature both the day traders who fueled the boom at r/WallStreetBets and players from the financial world.
Cogan (Oscar-winning documentary Icarus) and Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?) are executive producing with Jon Bardin and Julie Gaither. Amy Hobby is producer.
Deadline first reported the news.