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Netflix GameStop Docuseries Coming September 2022


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2021 has been a crazy year for the stock market and GameStop has been one of the many biggest stories. The short squeeze on the struggling game retailer has led to the rise of a new subculture, and Netflix’s first project covering the phenomenon is coming in September 2022.

Arriving September 28, Story Syndicate’s docu-series examines the layers of intrigue, from the supercharged power of digital communities to the gamification of commerce made prolific during the short GameStop squeeze.

Story Syndicate has produced several documentaries for Netflix, including Convergence: Courage in Times of Crisis, The Records of Innocenceand the Oscar winner Icarus and What happened, Miss Simone?.

Here’s how Netflix describes the title:

“This comedy documentary series follows a group of millennial misfits who band together online to save their beloved GameStop from the clutches of Wall Street bigwigs, in a viral David vs. Goliath story for the 21st century.”

The project’s executive producers include Anthony Galloway, Daniel Rosen, Jon Bardin, Dan Cogan, Julie Gaither and Liz Garbus. Amy Hobby produces.

Netflix has yet to release a trailer for the new docuseries, but they have provided us with four first-look images.

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Remember, this isn’t the only GameStop project Netflix has in the works. Announced in February 2021, Noah Centineo is set to star in a feature film about the stock. At the time, Mark Boal was in negotiations to write the film.

Eat the Rich: The GameStop Saga is one of 14 Netflix Original documentaries and docuseries set to arrive throughout the month. Other expected titles include the new spin-off of Chef’s table which will focus on Pizza, the documentary by Georgie Stone, a documentary on the Hollywood heist The real Bling ring, and the final entry into Unspeakable 2nd volume

Netflix isn’t alone in jumping on the bandwagon of GameStop history. Neon released the 94-minute documentary Gamestop: Rise of Gamers to largely positive reviews earlier this year. Vice released a documentary featuring the company called The great pressure. MGM is also looking to get in on the action by buying the rights to a book proposal called GameStop, Reddit and Wall Street. HBO Max also released a docuseries in early 2022.

Are you looking forward to watching Eat the Rich: The GameStop Saga on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below.