LRM has exclusively learned that as of Wednesday, January 26, the production on the Dark/Web anthology episode “Hacked” has officially begun! Those of you following the progress of the upcoming digital series Dark/Web may recognize the episode title, which was written by one of our readers, Christopher Webster, whose script won over the producers of Dark/Web, and made its way into the actual show.
Dark/Web is a unique hybrid of serialized and anthological storytelling. It contains and overarching narrative, but within each of the episodes is a separate, standalone anthology that somehow plays into the main plot of the story. Webster’s own script will be one of those standalone pieces. Each episode of Dark/Web explores themes related to the internet and the dangers present in the murky, unexplained layers of the web. Paranoia, isolation, vanity, loss of identity, the viral nature of ideas and social media pressures are just a few of the subjects the show tackles.
The synopsis for the anthology "Hacked" is as follows in the words of the writer himself:
“When a chance encounter brings seventeen year-old Misty Hansen instant online fame, she thinks her dreams have come true. But after a series of pranks leads her to believe she's been hacked, Misty soon discovers that getting noticed online can become a total nightmare.”
Take a look at some of the photos from the set of this very special episode of Dark/Web!
In order to showcase diverse and varied points of view, each episode comes from different filmmakers, as previously announced by LRM in the past.
Standalone episodes and filmmakers:
"Eat. Prey. Love." (Director/writer Roxy Shih (2017’s The Tribe))
"Rideshare" (Director/writer Boman Modine)
"Hacked" (Director Eric Salberg, writer Christopher Webster)
"Zero" (Director/writer Zelda Williams (TV’s Dead of Summer))
"Blackheart" (director/writer Mario Miscione of Circle)
"Viral" (director/writer Michael Nardelli of Circle)
Dark/Web is set to premiere here at LRM Online in 2017!
Stay tuned here at LRM, where we'll not only give you keep you up to date on this exciting new project, but will also give you exclusive opportunities to get involved at some point in the future!
And for some extra insight into the minds of the filmmakers, be sure to have a listen to our extensive, exclusive chat with the producers of the show!