Anne Hathaway Jared Leto WeWork

The nightmarish dream that enabled Adam and Rebekah Neumann (Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway) 

their little New York real-estate rental business into a $US47 billion behemoth that masqueraded as both a tech firm and a social movement

At first, viewers could be forgiven for thinking they’d mistakenly pressed “play” on Pam & Tommy (Disney+)

It’s 2019 and it’s quite the rock-star lifestyle that WeWork founder Adam is living waking up hungover

He has a procession of servants keeping him in a very specific kind of domestic decadence

We’re soon whisked back 12 years earlier, to when the Israel-born entrepreneur was struggling to get a toehold in business 

The series, which is based on the podcast series WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork by American journalist David Brown

What it doesn’t do in the first drop of three episodes is give any sense of the charisma that you’d expect such an astonishingly successful salesman to have

Rebekah is the more compelling and complex figure, and Hathaway gives a powerful performance of a woman tortured