Apple announced that it ordered a new limited series called We crashed for its TV + subscription service. Starring Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto, We crashed is a television adaptation of a podcast of the same name that details the rise and fall of WeWork.
For those unfamiliar with the fiasco that was WeWork, the US-based real estate company promoted itself as a tech company and offered flexible shared workspaces for startups. WeWork launched an initial public offering (IPO) in 2019, sparking criticism of the business model and governance, most of which focused on Adam and Rebekah Neumann.
Part of an IPO involves filing the required S-1 documentation, which includes information about the planned use of capital income, details about the current business model, and more. The edge posted a helpful breakdown of WeWork S-1 documentation, which described Adam Neumann as a significant risk factor (and includes ten pages of disclosures specifically about him). In addition, a profile of the Neumanns published by the Wall street journal added to the worries. The publication noted that Adam apparently had plans to become “president of the world,” while Rebekah reportedly fired several people because “she didn’t like his energy.”
The Apple TV + adaptation will be based on WeCrashed Wondery Podcast to tell the story. The Cupertino, California-based tech giant said We crashed would include Lee Eisenberg (Little america, good boys) and Drew Crevello (The long dark) as creators. John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (We are, Crazy stupid love) will direct and produce the series. Charlie Gogolak, Eisenberg, Crevello, Hathaway, Leto and Natalie Sandy will also serve as executive producers. Wondery will also serve as an executive producer.
Hathaway and Leto will play the Neumanns in the eight-episode series.
Apple’s WeWork series isn’t the only production in the works. Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor content they are working on a WeWork series with Stephen FalkYou are the worst, Orange is the new black) signed on as creator and showrunner, plus Successions Nicholas Braun (cousin Greg) joined to play Adam Neumann.
There is no set release date for Apple We crashed.
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