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Netflix has greenlit a docuseries from RadicalMedia in association with Third Eye Motion Picture Company about Bernie Madoff from filmmaker Joe Berling. The currently untitled show will chart “the rise and fall” of the notorious American financier and Ponzi schemer Madoff “with unique access to victims, whistleblowers, investigators, and archives,” according to Netflix.
The logline: Based in part on Jim Campbell’s book, “Madoff Talks: Uncovering the Untold Story Behind the Most Notorious Ponzi Scheme in History,” the series “will explore the cautionary tale of big money, insatiable greed, and a broken system that enabled one man to single-handedly manipulate the global financial market.” Campbell, who spent a decade talking to Madoff in prison, is among those interviewed for the docuseries.
In 2009, Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 felonies and was sentenced to 150 years in federal prison.
Joe Berling (“Paradise Lost;” “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes;” “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich;” “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel”) is executive producer and director on the series, which will also be executive produced by showrunner Samantha Grogin and Jon Doran, Jon Kamen and Jen Isaacson.