Alex Gibney’s new cyber warfare-themed documentary “Zero Days” is being turned into a dramatic TV series by “Downton Abbey” producer Carnival Films.
Titled “Stuxnet,” the project will be penned by “The Americans” writer Stephen Schiff and both directed and produced by Gibney. Marc Shmuger will also produce.
The first season will be inspired by the doco and focuses on what happens when a self-replicating computer virus, developed by the West to disable and destroy nuclear facilities in the Middle East, starts to spread beyond its intended targets. Soon it threatens the security of those it was intended to protect
Throughout the season we will see how hackers, spies, nuclear secrets and one clandestine mission changed the face of cyberwarfare forever – pushing us all into a new era of global conflict without rules.
The documentary premiered at Berlinale to a good response. Gibney, Nigel Marchant, David O’Donoghue, Gareth Neame, Stephen Schiff and Marc Shmuger will produce.