5 Reasons You Need to Watch Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway’s New Miniseries, WeCrashed
As an entertainment writer, I’m always on the lookout for great shows, and because of my job, I’ve watched pretty much everything that’s out there — the good, the bad and the ugly. I won’t lie, I can be quite critical but that’s simply because I know a good series when I see one.
My favourites usually have a mix of brilliant acting and an intriguing storyline that keeps you hooked right to the very end. Over the past few months, we’ve seen a rise in shows about scammers and now, Apple TV+ is adding their own title to that collection.
WeCrashed, starring Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway, tells the story of the rise and fall of shared co-working giant, WeWork. It’s the tale of a boy who let his ambitions get the best of him, and a lesson that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
Here are five reasons you need to watch WeCrashed.
Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway — Do We Need to Say More?
Featuring two Academy Award-winning actors, WeCrashed is already off to a great start. Leto plays the role of controversial WeWork founder, Adam Neumann, while Hathaway stars as his wife, Rebekah, who was his right-hand during the company’s rise.
Both Leto and Hathaway had to undergo huge transformations in order to get into character, and after seeing them on screen, it’s safe to say their hard work paid off. The chemistry between the two truly sells the story and the only way you can experience the magic is to watch it for yourself.
The Story Will Have You Hooked from Start to Finish
Shows based on the truth are always a wild ride, especially when the story is so outrageous. WeWork was supposed to be a start-up unicorn. After receiving a huge amount of money from Japanese investor, SoftBank, the company’s valuation price shot to a whopping $47 billion. While it sounds like a dream to most, the launch of the business’s IPO attracted quite a bit of scrutiny and criticism.
It didn’t take long for the entire IPO to go bust and for Neumann to hand in his resignation.
It Provides a Look Into Adam and Rebekah’s Relationship
Rebekah made a significant impact on Adam’s life, and frankly, if it wasn’t for her, WeWork wouldn’t have become a billion-dollar company. Her influence proved to be dangerous as time went on, with the miniseries providing insight into the relationship of two narcissists. Their bond was chaotic and while it did reach great heights, it soon combusted.
It Teaches an Important Lesson
The fate of WeWork is hard to swallow, but one that’s important to take in. Many large businesses can fall into the trap of believing they’re “too big to fail” but history has proven otherwise. WeWork, while an innovative idea, failed because those at the top decided to take shortcuts. WeCrashed teaches a valuable lesson of hard work, and that alongside aiming high, entrepreneurs need to make sure they’re not cutting any corners on their journey to the top.
It Has Just the Right Amount of Episodes
You know those TV shows that drag on and on and you’re constantly wondering when it’s going to end? It gets to a point where you’re just watching it for the sake of finishing it. Well, WeCrashed has eight episodes, with the first three available to stream on Apple TV+ now. The remaining episodes are set to drop every week on a Friday.
WeCrashed is available to stream exclusively on Apple TV+.