A television drama based on Rockstar Games’ popular action-adventure video game series “Grand Theft Auto” is being made for British viewers by the BBC. The show will be part of the network’s “Make it Digital” campaign, which was announced Thursday.
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The series will be co-developed by gaming and technology journalist Guy Cocker, who confirmed the show via Twitter. It won’t be a live-action adaptation of the gritty game series, but more of a documentary about the making of the popular franchise.
“Unlike many coding success stories, ‘Grand Theft Auto’ was not created in Silicon Valley -- it was the brainchild of a bunch of British gaming geniuses who had known each other since their school days,” the BBC said in a statement on Thursday. “In autumn 2013 its latest iteration -- ‘GTA 5’ -- earned $1bn in its first three days, becoming the fastest-selling entertainment product in history.”
The show will run for 90 minutes and will address the moral outrage the game sparked when it was released.
There is no air date yet, and the BBC hasn’t confirmed if the show will make its way to the U.S.
The “Make it Digital” series will also include features like a “Doctor Who” special, “Girls Can Code,” and “Absolute Genius,” a series that looks at how game development and advancing technology are shaped.