Eat the Rich: The GameStop Saga - Exclusive Trailer Reveal for 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 wild ride of a group of misfits who banded together online to rescue GameStop, a company they loved when they were kids. Coalescing on Reddit, TikTok and Discord, they capitalized on a new age of investing with their thumbs to thwart Wall Street’s cynical ploy to burn the company down. By sending shares “to the moon,” these millennials felt they could stick it to the man, once and for all. But can 'the little guy' ever truly 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 real-world financial aspects of the story are more serious, he wanted this documentary series to have a lighter, more comedic tone.
We live for stories with high drama, high stakes, and memorable characters“
"The Gamestop saga made us laugh and think," Love explained. "Those are the stories that I like to tell. While the real-world financial stakes couldn't be more serious, I wanted the tone of our documentary to mirror the funny memes that drove the narrative. My crew and I had the privilege of interviewing some of the top economists, lawmakers, law enforcement, investors, fin-fluencers, and architects of our modern financial system, while the online investing community was a treasure trove of amazing characters who had bet big on the short squeeze. It was our goal 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 ubiquitous system that impacts their lives so deeply."
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Executive producer Dan Cogan of Story Syndicate 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 in spades. It was a flashpoint moment when everyday investors, the new world of social media, and big money Wall Street all collided — driving the stock of a dying brick-and-mortar company into the stratosphere and back to earth again over the course of a few memorable days."
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