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Showtime to explore Dark Net

US cable channel Showtime has commissioned an eight-part docuseries about the darker recesses of the internet.

Dark Net will debut on January 21, 2016, in an 11pm slot, with each episode running to a half-hour.

The show plans to reveal “a more ominous and disturbing perspective of a digitally connected world where our every action is collected and stored”. This will include investigation into online cults, pornography, digital warfare, bio-hacking and cyber-kidnapping.

Dark Net comes from Vocativ and is executive produced by the company’s Danna Rabin and Vivian Schiller, and David Shadrack Smith for Part2 Pictures.