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.
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.”