Spike TV has ordered Dark Web, a new original series from producer and writer Tony Krantz. The series will consist of a crime story for the Internet age, following a tech genius that strikes it rich after creating a difficult-to-track, illegal online marketplace. The story is loosely based on Silk Road, the online marketplace which was brought down by the FBI last year after a lengthy investigation.
Deep Web was created via Spike's partnership with Krantz's Flame Ventures, as well as Gary Oldman and Douglas Urbanski's Flying Studio Pictures. Krantz, Oldman, and Urbanski will serve as executive producers alongside Drew Comins, who contributed to the recent TIME Magazine cover story about Silk Road.
"In this supremely competitive environment, we are thrilled to be the network to partner with Tony Krantz and filmmakers like Gary and Doug to bring this story to our ever-growing audience," said Sharon Levy, executive vice president, Original Series, Spike TV, in a release. "This project speaks to the network's search for wholly distinctive and relevant ideas, ripped from today's headlines, that reflects our brand's evolvement."
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