September 20, 2016
By Haridas K.
London – Carnival Films, part of NBCUniversal International Studios, and producers of the celebrated series Downton Abbey, is developing a new drama series with acclaimed writer-producer Stephen Schiff (The Americans), producer Marc Shmuger and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney.
The first season of the series will be based on Gibney’s latest documentary Zero Days – which Shmuger and Gibney produced for Participant Media. Set in the world of true life cyber warfare, Zero Days tells for the first time the complete story of Stuxnet. Zero Days premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year and opened this summer to great critical admiration.
The first season of Stuxnet (W/T) will be a stunning dramatic thriller about 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, threatening the very security of those it was intended to protect.