Syfy is Developing Reality-Based Series Hackers

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Syfy and Relativity Television announced today that they are teaming up to develop a new unscripted series titled “Hackers,” which will take viewers deep inside the shadowy and dangerous world of high-tech computer hackers.

With cyber-crimes currently making headlines, and Michael Mann’s similarly-themed blackhat set to debut in theaters later this month, the topic couldn’t be more in the zeitgeist. The show “Hackers” will reveal secrets behind the most infamous cyber-crimes ever committed, using CGI graphics to create experiential “hacking” scenes that delve into what actually happens when a computer network is broken into – including what goes on inside the mind of the hacker.

Each episode of “Hackers” will unveil the true stories — ripped from the headlines — of real-life hackers who turned entire industries upside down, featuring interviews with both the actual perpetrators and the law enforcement agents who tracked them down. The episodes will include profiles and professional secrets of the hacker, who will reveal how they committed the crime, from trolling the Internet to rooting out vulnerabilities inside the company websites.

Tom Forman and Brad Bishop will serve as executive producers of “Hackers.”