A hacking collective is claiming that it has leaked unaired episodes of Funderdome, ABC’s upcoming show hosted by Steve Harvey.
The Dark Overlord, a hacker collective that gained notoriety for leaking new episodes of the Netflix’s hit show Orange Is the New Black back in April, tweeted Sunday that it had uploaded eight episodes of Harvey’s new show onto the illegal file sharing site Pirate Bay. On Sunday, The Hollywood Reporter was in contact with The Dark Overlord, which confirmed the latest leak.
Source and more: THR
ABC's "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" Episodes 1-8 from an entirely unaired television series: https://t.co/iL5kP8Rk5Y
— thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) June 5, 2017
Funderdome remains scheduled to premiere June 11, 2017 on ABC.
While controlled sampling can help boost interest in a show, the 8-episode leak is not what ABC would have wanted.
Has the Dark Overlord just put Funderdome on a plate for the cancellation reaper, or can the high-profile leak work in the show’s favor? Stay tuned…