Syfy has gone into production on a new half-hour reality series titled “The Internet Ruined My Life,” the network announced Tuesday.
Each episode tells the real life stories of people who had posts, tweets or status updates backfire. From an innocent tweet that caused two traveling friends to be detained and suspected of potential terrorism, to a hashtag that unleashed death threats and a sniper outside a young woman’s window, to a profile picture that got transformed into a hateful meme shared by hundreds of thousands, the series tells each story through gripping first-person accounts.
“With technology making it possible to communicate to anyone, anytime, from anywhere, what was once the stuff of science fiction is now an everyday reality,” said Syfy’s senior vice president Alternative Development and Production Heather Olander in a statement. “‘The Internet Ruined My Life’ takes a look at the flip side of today’s hyper-connected world, and reveals how easy it is to completely change your life in just one simple keystroke.”
Executive producers for Atomic Entertainment Group are Jerry Kolber and Adam Davis, and for Left/Right Productions Banks Tarver and Ken Druckerman.