Skandal! Bringing Down Wirecard – Everything We Know About the documentary

September 8, 2022
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This article discusses the Netflix documentary Skandal! Bringing Down Wirecard and will cover the premise, release date, trailer, and production team.

Netflix have often struck gold with its documentary output, and the success of those type of shows is apparent, as they continue to put them on the platform. Of course, the success of documentaries relies on the level of investigation that goes into the production, and the ability of the film makers to convey the information in an entertaining way. With that in mind, Skandal! Bringing Down Wirecard might be a hard sell, however I hope after reading this article, you might be intrigued enough to give this a go.

Here’s everything we know about Skandal! Bringing Down Wirecard

Skandal! Bringing Down Wirecard premise

This is a very deep dive into payment firm Wirecard. a company that looked set to be the next PayPal. The European company became very big very quickly, but as they continued to expand and grow, journalists from The Financial Times started to notice a few red flags that led them to have a closer look at the tech firm. What they discover is an incredible and unbelievable web of fraud, deceit and lies, but worse, the investigation by the journalists at The Financial Times, has not gone un noticed, and head journalist Dan McCrum finds he has become a target himself.

Our opinion of the premise

This is certainly an intriguing premise. It has an investigation into a giant tech company, a mystery at the heart of a billion dollar company, and a deep dive into a European underworld filled with high stakes and danger. What’s not to like, and on top of everything else, the story is still very current and relevant.

Netflix documentary Skandal! Bringing Down Wirecard release date

The documentary will be released on September 16th, 2022.

The production team

  • Production company: Passion Pictures
  • Director: James Erskine
  • Music: Christoph Zimgibl

Is there a trailer?

There is no official trailer for the documentary at the time of releasing this article!

Everything else we know about Skandal! Bringing Down Wirecard

The story starts as investigative reporter Dan McCrum receives a tip-off about the company, which leads a team of journalists into looking a bit more closely into their practices. Wirecard embarked on a mission to stop the investigation, leading to some very shady situations. At it’s peak, Wirecard was worth $24 billion. The CEO of the company is Markus Braun, the COO Jan Marsalek has connections to Russian intelligence, and is a fugitive last seen in Moscow. In 2020, the head investigator Dan McCrum received the highest award available to journalists in Germany.

You can watch this documentary with a subscription to Netflix.