Streaming giant Netflix has ordered a docuseries on financial fraudster Bernie Madoff from filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost, Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich)
The series is in production with Berlinger and RadicalMedia, in association with Berlinger’s Third Eye Motion Picture Company. Berlinger is directing and executive producing, along with Jon Doran, Jon Kamen and Jen Isaacson. Samantha Grogin is showrunner.
The series will trace the rise and fall of the American financier and convicted ponzi schemer. Once one of the most respected men on Wall Street, Madoff ran a decades-long, multi-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme that left a substantial toll, both financial and human. Madoff died this past April at the age of 82 from natural causes.
The as-yet-untitled series will feature access to Madoff’s victims as well as whistleblowers, investigators and archives. It’s billed as a cautionary tale of money, greed and a “broken system that enabled one man to single-handedly manipulate the global financial market.”
The production has also secured the rights to the book Madoff Talks: Uncovering the Untold Story Behind the Most Notorious Ponzi Scheme in History. Author Jim Campbell, who is among the interviewees in the series, spent a decade talking to Madoff while he was imprisoned.