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Catherine Hardwicke Hacker Drama 'Eye Candy' Gets Series Order From MTV

By Taylor Lindsay | Indiewire February 11, 2014 at 1:24PM

Cyber crime, killers and online dating -- get ready for "Eye Candy," a new drama that's the second TV project to be produced by Catherine Hardwicke, director of "Thirteen" and "Twilight," EPing alongside Jason Blum ("Paranormal Activity").
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Catherine Hardwicke on the set of 'Red Riding Hood'
Kimberly French/Warner Bros. Catherine Hardwicke on the set of 'Red Riding Hood'

Cyber crime, killers and online dating -- get ready for "Eye Candy," a new drama that's the second TV project to be produced by Catherine Hardwicke, director of "Thirteen" and "Twilight," EPing alongside Jason Blum ("Paranormal Activity"). Hardwicke directed the pilot, which will be reshot, and today MTV gave the thriller series a 10-episode order. No premiere date's been set yet.

READ MORE: 'Insidious,' 'Paranormal Activity' Producer Jason Blum On the Secret to His Phenomenal Success

The series features former Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice ("Fun Size") as a web-savvy but reclusive hacker hottie who exposes terrorist plots and suspected killers on her blog. After entering the online dating world, she ends up connecting with a culprit and teams up with law enforcement to catch the cyberstalker. As much as it sounds like "Hackers" meets "Gossip Girl," the pilot is based on a novel by R.L. Stine, the script written by Emmy Grinwis.

Hardwicke, whose last film, "Plush," was released by Millennium Entertainment in September 2013, has directed episodes of "Hell on Wheels" and "Low Winter Sun" as well as the pilot for CBS's upcoming drama "Reckless."

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