EXCLUSIVE: McG-led Wonderland Sound and Vision is developing a new docu-series based on the alleged crimes of Anthony Farrer, a high-end watch dealer and social media influencer who ran a consignment store in Beverly Hills.
Farrer, whose business was called Timepiece Gentleman, collected luxury watches from clients with the promise of selling them on consignment for a fee of no more than 5 percent. Instead, he accumulated exotic cars, enjoyed extravagant trips and dinners, and rented a penthouse for $100,000 a month while operating his business from November 2022 to August 2023.
The story came to light when a whistleblower posted a secret conversation between him and Farrer on TikTok, where Farrer confessed to losing $5 million of his clients’ and investors’ money. At least 20 victims were allegedly scammed by Farrer, according to the NOW.
The hero of the scandal was a determined group on Reddit that had suspected wrongdoing for years. People in the group used their collective resources to troll Farrer and help break the case.
Farrer was arrested on November 7 on suspicion of wire fraud; His arraignment is scheduled for December 14th.
McG, along with Mary Viola and Corey Marsh, will executive produce alongside investigative journalist David Kushner, who is also writing an exposé. Kushner’s story has already been sold to a major publication, with Wonderland controlling the TV and film rights.
Wonderland is repped by WME and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern. Kushner is represented by the Gotham Group.