Premiering on Apple TV+ on August 25, the documentary series “Wanted: The Escape Of Carlos Ghosn” takes a deep dive into the intriguing saga of former Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance chief, Carlos Ghosn. A trailer for the series has recently been unveiled.
The four-part docuseries offers an in-depth examination of Ghosn’s ascension to power, his arrest in 2018, and his unusual escape in 2019—a sequence of events that reflects poorly on Japanese law enforcement.
The series also delves into speculations about the potential future developments in Ghosn’s predicament.
Being under strict surveillance and prohibited from leaving Japan due to his bail conditions, Ghosn was smuggled out of his residence in Tokyo with the assistance of former Green Beret Mike Taylor. Employing an unconventional method, he was hidden in a musical instrument case borrowed from a band that had been contracted for a Christmas party. From there, he was covertly transported to a private jet and flown to Lebanon, via Turkey, a country that currently does not have an extradition treaty with Japan.
Ghosn has participated in several interviews from Lebanon, including for this Apple TV+ series. Mike Taylor, who served a two-year sentence for his part in Ghosn’s escape, also features in the series. Taylor’s son Peter, another accomplice in the escape, was given a sentence of one year and eight months.
Ghosn was once celebrated as the rescuer of Renault and Nissan and played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Renault Nissan Alliance, which later incorporated Mitsubishi. However, in 2018, he was indicted on multiple counts by Japanese officials, which included income misrepresentation to financial regulators, shifting personal losses onto Nissan’s financial records, and misappropriating corporate funds for personal expenses. Ghosn vehemently denies all accusations and argues that his escape was planned only because he believed he would not receive a fair trial in Japan.
In addition, a television series centered around Ghosn’s saga is potentially in the pipeline, with Tony Shalhoub, the “Monk” star, rumored to portray Ghosn.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Carlos Ghosn Escape Documentary
When will the documentary series “Wanted: The Escape Of Carlos Ghosn” premiere on Apple TV+?
The documentary series “Wanted: The Escape Of Carlos Ghosn” will premiere on Apple TV+ on August 25, 2023.
What is the focus of the documentary series?
The documentary series focuses on the life of Carlos Ghosn, specifically his rise to power in the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, his subsequent arrest in 2018, and his dramatic escape from Japan in 2019.
Who are the significant individuals involved in Ghosn’s escape?
Former Green Beret Mike Taylor and his son Peter were instrumental in Ghosn’s escape. They helped smuggle Ghosn out of Japan in a music instrument case.
Carlos Ghosn faced multiple charges, including income misrepresentation to financial regulators, transferring personal losses onto Nissan’s financial records, and misappropriating corporate funds for personal use.
What role is Tony Shalhoub rumored to play in the upcoming television series?
Tony Shalhoub, known for his role in “Monk”, is rumored to be portraying Carlos Ghosn in the upcoming television series.
What is Ghosn’s current location?
As of 2023, Carlos Ghosn resides in Lebanon, a country that doesn’t have an extradition treaty with Japan.
More about Carlos Ghosn Escape Documentary
- Carlos Ghosn’s Escape: How Did It Happen?
- Carlos Ghosn: The Charges Against Him
- Profile of Former Green Beret Mike Taylor
- Tony Shalhoub’s Acting Career
- Information about Apple TV+