Not Exactly The Grand Theft Auto TV Show You Want

Not Exactly the Grand Theft Auto TV Show You Want

Today, the BBC put out a press release stating that it was making "a new BBC Two drama based on Grand Theft Auto". Make that a poorly worded press release. Because this isn't the GTA drama you're hoping for. That being said, it still sounds promising.

In the original statement, details about the show are scant, with the BBC calling GTA "one of the most extraordinary creative and controversial success stories of our time." No arguments there!

Rockstar hasbeen reluctant to bring Grand Theft Auto to the big screen, and the small screen isn't any different.

As Guy Cocker, who is developing the show, explained on Twitter (via Engadget), this is a drama about the making of Grand Theft Auto. Cocker confirmed to Kotaku that the show will follow the Grand Theft Auto development saga at DMA Design, which is now Rockstar North.

This isn't exactly what I was hoping for when I read the original release. Still, you don't see many shows about game development, so in that regards, it sounds interesting. So yeah, I'd probably watch it. Good way to bide your time while waiting for a live-action GTA crime drama.

Picture: GTA Wiki


    I'm with R*. Games are good enough.

    Shows about development would be good though. I'm keen.

    Last edited 13/03/15 8:26 am

      Yeah, a documentary about the making of the series, or any of the Rockstar games would be really interesting.

    The idea of a crime drama based on any of the GTA games is ludicrous, as the games are all based on various forms of pop culture to begin with. It would be rife with copyright infringement or at the very least ideas that have been done to death.

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