Few companies have filled as many column inches in the business press over the last few years as WeWork.
The flexible workspace operator’s dramatic rise and fall ahead of a planned IPO in 2019 captivated readers. It is also proving to be perfect fodder for the US media industry.
Last year, a TV series featuring Succession’s Nicholas Braun as WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann was announced, reportedly based on an upcoming book by two reporters from The Wall Street Journal.
Then earlier this year, a podcast called WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork charting WeWork’s aborted stock market listing, was released to critical acclaim.
Now, Variety reports that Apple is developing a TV series based on the podcast. The magazine also reported that a film about the company is being developed, with The Big Short screenwriter Charles Randolph signed up to write the script.
Of course there’s plenty of meaty – or rather meat-free – high jinks in the tale of WeWork’s rise and fall. Property Eye just wonders if the infamous Summer Camp, covered by Property Week in 2018, gets a mention….