Director Carl Rinsch received an $11 million fund from Netflix for his science fiction series. Instead of utilizing these funds as intended, Rinsch engaged in high-risk financial activities. He initially lost a staggering $6 million in futures trading, reducing the project’s budget significantly.
Despite this setback, Rinsch made a surprising turnaround. By investing $4 million of the remaining funds into Dogecoin, a popular dog-themed cryptocurrency, he increased his wealth to $27 million. However, this newfound wealth was short-lived, as Rinsch squandered it on luxury items and extravagant shopping sprees.
Further complicating the situation, Rinsch received an additional $11 million from Netflix but lost a significant portion of it by trading options in pharmaceutical stocks. This financial mismanagement led to the inability to produce the promised series. As a result, Netflix ceased funding the project and initiated legal action against Rinsch.
This incident has sparked a variety of reactions online. Some internet users have humorously suggested that Netflix could recoup its losses by producing a documentary about Rinsch’s fraudulent activities and lavish lifestyle. Others have commented on the irony of the situation, noting that Rinsch’s story might make a more compelling plot for a web series than the one he was supposed to produce.