Fans recently got their first look at Hollywood actors Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway’s transformation into the disgraced WeWork couple Adam and Rebekah Neumann in a teaser for Apple TV+’s WeCrashed series.
The series’ one-minute teaser features Leto’s Neumann introducing potential investors to the concept of WeWork, the company that introduced and monetized the concept of co-working for startups and other entrepreneurs.
WeWork is described by Leto’s character not just as a business venture, but as a “movement” that will change the way people work.
Anyone who follows the news or listens to podcasts should know Neumann’s story. The Wondery WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork podcast documented how the Israeli-born entrepreneur created a multibillion-dollar company with the help of his wife, Rebekah.
Together, they used WeWork profits to fund their lavish lifestyle and invest in new ideas. However, Neumann was fired from his CEO role in 2019 as WeWork began to plummet in value.
In a conversation with Entertainment Weekly in December, showrunners Lee Eisenberg and Drew Crevello spoke about the show, sharing that it’s less about the business and more about Adam’s relationship with Rebekah and the impact it had on the business.
Eisenberg said, “What separates [WeCrashed] one of the other things we’ve seen in this genre is that we’ve watched the story through the prism of this couple. We see this cult of personality within the history of the business and then we come home to them at night.”
However, Neumann himself has said he won’t be watching the series, telling a news outlet that the show is a “one-sided narrative that I’m telling you is not true of a lot of things,” according to Deadline.
Neumann shared that Leto had warned that WeCrashed doesn’t paint him and his wife in a flattering way. He said the actor told him, “I’m going to play you, and you shouldn’t be watching.”
The first three episodes of the series debut on Apple TV+ on March 18, with the remaining five episodes released weekly.