Discovery+ has greenlit a new hour-long documentary about the recent GameStop stock tumult that shook the markets to their core.
GameStop: The Wall Street Hijack (w/t) is produced by ITN Productions and hosted by “The Wolf of Wall Street” Jordan Belfort. It will premiere on the streamer in the UK April 8 and internationally later this year.
The January 2021 investment scandal, in which social media groups gathered en masse to play the market, raises countless questions about the security of our financial institutions, trading and the power of social media.
Belfort (pictured), who built his name as an aggressive trader on Wall Street, recounts the story as an insider who understands the mechanisms of the market. In a series of vignettes, he tracks the timeline of what happened in layman’s terms, and explains why it’s so critical to understand.
Said Belfort in a statement: “Now I’ve found some very creative ways to make money on Wall Street, but I’ve got to say, personally, I love the fact that everyone now has the ability to organize and give the Wall Street players a run for their money, it’s a real David versus Goliath story. I’m praying that the amateur traders are victorious but one thing I can assure you of, it’s going to be a wild ride every step of the way!”
GameStop: The Wall Street Hijack (w/t) was commissioned by Simon Downing and Victoria Noble for Discovery+, with Jeremy Phillips executive producing. Bruce Kennedy and Ian Russell are the executive producers for ITN Productions and Mark Radice is producer.
Downing, SVP and head of factual & sports, Discovery UK, said: “Our investigative Discovery+ Originals have been incredibly popular around the world and we’re delighted to bring fans this timely documentary next month. GameStop: The Wall Street Hijack is an informative, entertaining and jaw-dropping look at one the most riveting Financial Stories of our times. Told by none other than ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ himself, Jordan Belfort, it promises to be an adventure.”