UK TV drama about North Korea hit by cyber-attack
October 16, 2017 4:02 pm
*North Korean hackers targeted a British television company making a drama about the country, it has emerged. *
The series – due to be written by an Oscar-nominated screenwriter – has been shelved.
In August 2014, Channel 4 announced what it said would be a new “bold and provocative” drama series.
Titled Opposite Number, the programme’s plot involved a British nuclear scientist taken prisoner in North Korea.
The production firm involved – Mammoth Screen – subsequently had its computers attacked.
The project has not moved forward because of a failure to secure funding, the company says.