The next mafia TV show is about… PayPal?

We’ve seen shows about WeWork, Uber, and Theranos. Is the “PayPal Mafia” next?

Bad news for the Sopranos and Corleones: PayPal’s former kingpins, known as the “PayPal Mafia,” could soon get a series of their own.

The next mafia TV show is about… PayPal?

A show about PayPal’s early days, where many of tech’s biggest names springboarded their careers, is being tinkered with, per Protocol.

  • The project is based on Jimmy Soni’s book The Founders, the rights to which were acquired by production companies owned by PayPal old-timers David Sacks and Jack Selby.
  • This past weekend, at PayPal’s 20th IPO anniversary party, a crew reportedly recorded interviews for a pitch.

The development comes as streamers make the tech rounds. In 2022 alone, we’ve seen Apple TV+’s “WeCrashed” (about WeWork), Showtime’s “Super Pumped” (Uber), and Hulu’s “The Dropout” (Theranos).

A show we’d really like to see made, however, is one about Dan Chan, the early PayPal employee who got laid off, then became Silicon Valley’s favorite magician.

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