HBO Releases Full Trailer for McMillion$
SYNOPSIS: This six-part documentary series examines the $24 million-dollar McDonald’s Monopoly game fraud, chasing the mysterious mastermind behind the scam and the intrepid and dedicated team of FBI agents on his trail. For over a decade, McDonald’s awarded prizes in its Monopoly promotional game tie-in, unaware that the winning tickets for prizes worth $25,000 and up were being stolen and sold to undeserving winners.
An anonymous tip to the FBI in 2001 sets off a far-reaching chain of events that will come to include dogged and unorthodox investigative work, undercover sting operations and dirty dealings by ex-cons and mafia mobsters.
This fast-paced documentary series unfolds with suspense as it unravels the twisted threads of the fast-food fraud and reveals the real-life characters who got away with stealing from Ronald McDonald and the FBI agents who pursued them.
The series comes from Unrealistic Ideas, the non-scripted production company launched by Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, and Archie Gips.
“McMILLION$” DEBUTS FEBRUARY 3, 2020 ON HBO
DIRECTORS / WRITERS / EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:
James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte
Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Archie Gips