CHANNEL Four has axed a political thriller set in North Korea after being targeted by hackers.
Opposite Number, was set to “blow the lid off” the hermit nation before the mysterious cyber attack.
North Korea branded the 10-part drama a ‘scandalous farce’
The show was set to tell the story of a British nuclear scientist who was kidnapped in Pyongyang.
North Korea branded the 10-part drama a “scandalous farce”, reports the New York Times.
The paper claims hackers breached Channel 4’s computer system to protect the reputation of chubby leader Kim Jong-un.
Reports suggest the cyber attack was stopped before any damage was done.
But it rocked producers enough to ditch the show.
Opposite Number was first announced in 2014, to be written by Bridge of Spies scribe Matt Charman.
Describing the show, a press release read: “On a covert mission in North Korea, the world’s most secretive nation, a British nuclear scientist is taken prisoner, triggering an international crisis which itself must be kept secret.”
The New York Times claims hackers breached Channel 4’s computer system to protect the reputation of chubby leader Kim Jong-un
Charman said the television series would “blow the lid off our understanding of who we think the North Korean people.
Channel Four refused to comment on security issues.
Tensions are rising around North Korea’s missile testing, with a U.N. ambassador today admitting “nuclear war may break out ant moment.”
Satellite images reveal its leader Kim Jong-un has continued work on his shady ‘Hotel of Doom‘ skyscraper.
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