At first, the thought of a BBC drama based on Grand Theft Auto might leave fans wondering if the company intends to create a television adaptation of the series. This 90-minute feature, however, will instead focus on the creation of Grand Theft Auto. As a “coding success story,” it will follow the series from its conception through its rise to popularity, focusing both on its appeal to players and the opposition it has faced.
The drama is being developed by Guy Cocker, a gaming and technology journalist. It’s part of the BBC’s “Make It Digital” campaign, which intends to highlight such stories in order to make the UK a more tech-oriented country. While part of the campaign’s focus will be on children, another part will be focused on training people for these sorts of jobs.
— Guy Cocker (@guycocker) March 12, 2015
“Make It Digital” begins this fall, but beyond that we have no release date for the GTA drama yet. Does it sound like something that would interest you?