The Gamergate scandal happened all the way back in 2014, which is eons ago in Internet time. But the ramifications of the online harassment campaign continue to reverberate today. That’s one of the themes of the upcoming TV series about Gamergate. On October 4, Deadline reported that a Gamergate show is in the works, co-created by one of the women who were most affected by it, video game developer Brianna Wu. The show won’t be a straightforward retelling of Wu’s experience — which she’s shared many times before, both in print and on-screen — but it will instead be a fictionalized version.
“Working with Brianna is a huge score for us,” said Mind Riot Entertainment’s Jonathan Keasey. “Based in Seattle, one of the country’s meccas for gaming, we’ve been wanting to shed light on this subject matter for a while and are honored that Brianna will be co-writing the series.”