Netflix ordered a documentary series about Bernie Madoff from filmmaker Joe Berling, the streaming service said Tuesday.

The currently untitled Madoff show will chart the “rise and fall” of the notorious American financier and schemer Ponzi Madoff “with single access to victims, whistleblowers, investigators and archives,” according to Netflix.

Based in part on Jim Campbell’s book, “Madoff Talks: Uncovering the Untold Story Behind History’s Most Notorious Ponzi Scheme,” the series “will explore the cautionary tale of big money, insatiable greed and a broken system. that allowed one man to single-handedly manipulate the world financial market. ” Campbell, who Spending a decade talking to Madoff in prison, he is among those interviewed for the documentary series.

Once the most respected man on Wall Street, Madoff is best known for running a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme that spanned decades and resulted in significant financial and human cost, and prosecutors estimated that Madoff defrauded around of $ 65 billion to its clients.

In 2009, Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 felonies and was sentenced to 150 years in federal prison.

Berlinger (“Paradise Lost”; “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes”; “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich”; “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel”) is the executive producer and director of the series, that also be executive producer of showrunner Samantha Grogin and Jon Doran, Jon Kamen and Jen Isaacson.

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The documentary series comes from RadicalMedia in association with Third Eye Motion Picture Company.

Berlinger’s Bernie Madoff series joins a growing list of true crime projects exploring cons and scams on Netflix, which last month announced “Tiger King 2,” “The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman,” ” The Tinder Swindler “,” Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King “and” Bad Vegan “.

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“Whether you want to dive into the psyche of a scammer, empathize with victims of a scam, or put together the puzzle of an investigation, these crazy stories are often filled with surprising twists and unusual perspectives,” said Netflix vice president of documentaries. . Adam Del Deo and VP of Independent Films and Documentaries Lisa Nishimura said in a Sept. 23 blog post that reveals those projects.


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