The new crime series, Deep Web, centers on this generations’ American dream, one of economic strife and the desire for instant fame, no matter what that might entail.
Spike TV is pairing up with Tony Krantz and Gary Oldman of Flying Studio Pictures, for the original series, with Scott Gold as the executive producer and writer.
This is the story of a determined tech savant who successfully masters his way into online services, eventually making for one of the most wanted men in the world.
Inspired by the cover story by Scott Gold about the Silk Road online marketplace, this saga follows the wanted crime boss and his friends through Silicon Valley, as they dive into selling online goods, ranging from drugs to human organs.
“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. 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.”
This will be the first television series Oldman and Urbanski will act as executive producers on, as the two are widely known for their motion pictures.