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Amazon preps docuseries from IPC, Adam McKay, Will Ferrell

Amazon has greenlit an untitled docuseries from Academy Award winner Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Adam Davidson. Produced by Intellectual Property Corporation and Gary Sanchez Productions, the forthcoming docuseries, to be ...
May 22, 2018

Amazon has greenlit an untitled docuseries from Academy Award winner Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Adam Davidson.

Produced by Intellectual Property Corporation and Gary Sanchez Productions, the forthcoming docuseries, to be hosted by actor Kal Penn (Designated Survivor; pictured), offer audiences insight into the global economy. Penn will take viewers around the world to meet the “geniuses, madmen and hucksters” who make the decisions and investments that impact peoples’ lives.

The series will look at a range of topics, from cryptocurrency and money laundering to death and corruption, and examine how money, greed and power affect our hyper-connected world.

The series is executive produced by Ferrell, McKay, Kevin Messick, Eli HolzmanAaron Saidman and Aliyah Silverstein. Davidson is a co-executive producer, and Penn is a consulting producer.

“Adam McKay is well known for finding the humor and absurdity in mind-blowing true stories, and we’re excited to bring that to Prime members with this series,” said Heather Schuster, head of unscripted, Amazon Originals, in a statement. “As with all of our unscripted series, we are committed to providing our customers with unprecedented access—this time to the fascinating, and often illusive back rooms of global wealth and industry.”

Photo by Office of Public Engagement [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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