Giblets: Sony wanted District 9 to be the first PlayStation TV series


The PlayStation Network’s first TV series Powers has received mixed reviews at best, but it has recently come to light that Sony originally had plans to produce a series based on Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 instead. In a number of leaked emails published on Wikileaks, several key Sony Pictures and PlayStation executives detail plans for a 13-episode season which would involve the South African director himself. The show had a whopping $3 million budget per episode and would have been filmed at a number of locations in South Africa. Sadly, while Blomkamp “expressed interest in talking about the project”, it was never undertaken as he was simply too busy with other work.

Source: PS4D