Marc Fennell’s Nut Jobs podcast to be adapted into TV series by Suits creator Aaron Korsh

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Marc Fennell during production of the Nut Jobs podcast.
Marc Fennell during production of the Nut Jobs podcast. Credit: Supplied

Marc Fennell’s Nut Jobs podcast will be turned into an Amazon Prime Video streaming series by Suits creator Aaron Korsh.

The podcast, released in 2020, charted the strange story of a $US10 million heist of not high-end goods or counterfeit cigarettes but lots and lots of nuts. Truckloads of them, in fact.

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The Californian crime took some strange twists and turns and unpicked the wider tapestry of a network and an industry which spanned into unexpected spaces.

You can see how easily it lends itself to be adapted for the screen, and why it might attract the interest of a TV veteran such as Korsh, who co-created the streaming version with Rick Muirragui.

“I remember standing out in the California fields when we were making the podcast in 2019 and even then I thought this was a story that needed to be seen to be believed,” Fennell told The Nightly. “I can’t wait to see what the team build from this wild heist.”

Marc Fennell during production of the Nut Jobs podcast.
Nuts Jobs will soon be turned into a TV series. Credit: Supplied

The official logline from Amazon says the series’ format will be a one-hour drama and will “explore a rabbit-hole of crime syndicates, stolen identities and private investigators that will change the way think about food forever”.

Korsh is best known as the creator of Suits and is also working on a spin-off, Suits: LA, after the legal drama which starred Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle found a new life when it hit Netflix US last year.

He has also written for Just Shoot Me, Everybody Loves Raymond and Notes from the Underbelly. Co-creator Muirragui worked with Korsh on Suits and also has credits on spy series Whiskey Cavalier, Men of a Certain Age and the National Treasure TV spin-off.

Fennell will be an executive producer on the show alongside Sony Music Podcasts, while other EPs include Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch and Jordan Edelstein.

Fennell’s other work includes host on SBS gameshow Mastermind, the Stuff British Stole podcast and ABC docuseries, podcasts It Burns and House of Skulls, and TV documentaries The Mission, The Kingdom, School That Tried to End Racism and Framed.

Nut Jobs was a podcast on the Audible platform, which is also owned by Amazon.

The commission is part of slate of new series Amazon will make based off Audible podcasts. The others include Hot White Heist with Scottish star Alan Cumming attached to produce, The Prophecy, Oracle, Temporal, Daniel X: Genesis and Words + Music.

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