Eat the Rich: The GameStop Saga – Exclusive trailer for a new documentary series
Netflix has released the trailer for its upcoming documentary series, Eat the Rich: The GameStop Saga, which is set to debut on the streaming giant globally on September 28, 2022.
Here’s how Netflix describes the series: “Eat the Rich: The GameStop Saga captures the mad dash of a group of misfits who band together online to save GameStop, a company they loved as kids. By merging on Reddit , TikTok and Discord, they capitalized on a new era of investing with their thumbs to thwart Wall Street’s cynical scheme to burn down the company By sending stocks “to the moon”, these millennials felt they might stick it to the man, once and for all. But can’t the little guy ever really win against Wall Street?”
IGN can exclusively debut the trailer in the video below or at the top of the page:
The series is helmed by director Theo Love and executive producer Dan Cogan. Love informed IGN that while the actual financial aspects of the story were more serious, he wanted this documentary series to have a lighter, more comedic tone.
“The Gamestop saga made us laugh and think,” Love explained. “These are the stories I love to tell. While real-world financial issues couldn’t get any more serious, I wanted the tone of our documentary to reflect the fun memes that drove the narrative. My team and I had the privilege of interviewing some of the top economists, legislators, law enforcement, investors, end influencers and architects of our modern financial system, while the online investing community was a treasure trove of incredible characters who had bet big on shorts Squeeze aims to combine and contrast these perspectives in the most entertaining way, using the tools of compelling storytelling to help our viewers understand the promises and pitfalls of this pervasive system that has such a profound impact on their lives. .”
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Story Syndicate executive producer Dan Cogan also shared his passion for the project:
“We live for stories with high drama, high stakes, memorable characters, and something to say about the world we live in,” Cogan said. “The GameStop saga has it all. It was a flash moment where everyday investors, the new world of social media, and the big bucks of Wall Street all collided – driving the stock of a brick company and mortar dying in the stratosphere and back on earth again over a few memorable days.”
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